Conforto Diagnosed With Concussion After Collision With Cano

Outfielder Will Likely Be Placed On 7-Day Concussion List

May 16, 2019 - 4:35 pm
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By WFAN.com

It's been a rough day for the Mets in the nation's capital.

After Jeff McNeil left the game in the third inning with what the team is calling "abdominal tightness," New York suffered another blow to the lineup a few innings later.

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Michael Conforto was forced out of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning after colliding with Robinson Cano on a pop-up double near the right field foul line.

After the game, Mickey Callaway told reporters that Conforto has been diagnosed with a concussion and will likely be placed on the 7-day concussion list.

Conforto will not be flying with the team to Miami for the upcoming series against the Marlins. Instead, he will be taking the train back to New York for further evaluation.

The outfielder was slow to get up after getting smacked in the head by Cano's shoulder. Following a long conversation with Callaway and trainer Brian Chicklo, the 26-year-old walked off the field.

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The right fielder was replaced by Keon Broxton.

Conforto is hitting .268/.404/.500 with eight home runs, 18 RBI and nine doubles in 41 games this season.

The right fielder provided the Mets with most of the team's early offense Thursday, delivering a three-run home run in the top of the third inning to tie the game at four.