Red Sox’s Tyler O’Neill, Rafael Devers Get Into Nasty Collision With O’Neill Leaving The Game A Bloody Mess

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Ouch …

During Monday’s Red Sox Patriot Day (and overall Jackie Robinson Day in MLB) game, Boston‘s right fielder Tyler O’Neill and third baseman Rafael Devers got into a nasty collision in the outfield that left both players laid out. They each took a brutal knock, but it appears that O’Neill suffered the worst of it. (RELATED: ‘It’s Just Brutal’: Red Sox’s Kenley Jansen Takes Jab At MLB Over ‘Embarrassing’ Slick Baseballs)

Cleveland Guardians center fielder Estevan Florial knocked a pop-up during seventh-inning action, which sent both O’Neill and Devers running toward the ball to get the out. But the problem was, with O’Neill sprinting from the outfield and Devers backpedaling from third base, neither one saw (or heard) the other coming. And as a result, it ended up being a blow for both … and straight to the head.

A slow, zoomed-in replay shows the heads of O’Neill and Devers boppin’ into each other.

O’Neill ended up leaving the game a bloody mess.

Getting hit in the head not only hurts, but it truly is one of the most uncomfortable feelings in the world … much love to these guys, because good Lord, that was rough.