San Diego Padres Player Collapses On Field After Brutal Collision

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar was carried off the field Thursday night after he collapsed in the fifth inning of the Padres’ 2-1 win following a collision with shortstop C.J. Abrams.

Profar tried to walk off the field after he and Abrams collided trying to catch a ball during the game against the San Francisco Giants. Abrams caught the ball but his left knee smacked Profar in the jaw, according to the New York Post. Profar reportedly rolled on the ground in pain and was immediately tended to before attempting to walk off the field on his own.

Video footage immediately after shows Profar walking alongside teammates and coaches. He appears to sway before suddenly collapsing to his right.

Medics strapped Profar to a stretcher with a neck brace. He was then taken to a local hospital, according to the Padres. Before exiting the field, Profar pumped his fist to the crowd, appearing to signal he was alright. (RELATED: Nadal Withdraws From Wimbledon Day Before Semi-Final After Abdominal Tear)

“No tingle or anything in the arms, but what we’re worried the most is probably a concussion at this point,” manager Bob Melvin said, according to the New York Post. “They’re checking everything out.”

“It’s awful but he makes it easier on the fact that he’s smiling. He’s laying there smiling,” Melvin reportedly said. “We get him up but all of a sudden he goes down again. Any time you put somebody on a stretcher like that it’s an awful feeling. But looking at him, the way he is trying to make everybody feel OK about it with a smile on his face, makes you feel a little bit better”