Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim second baseman
Howie Kendrick had to be helped off the field after a scary collision with
teammate Collin Cowgill in the fifth inning of Monday's game against the Texas
Cowgill, playing his ninth game in right field for the Angels, went into an
early slide as he and Kendrick converged on Elvis Andrus' fly ball. Kendrick
appeared to make the catch at the same time Cowgill had his arm extended
trying to do the same.
Cowgill's arm, however, connected with Kendrick's left knee, which was planted
in the ground and bent the other way upon impact.
Kendrick tried to stay on his feet but went to the ground in pain, causing him
to drop the ball. Andrus raced around for a two-run triple as Kendrick
writhed in pain in the outfield, and the infielder was immediately taken to
the locker room with the help of two trainers after they inspected the injury.
Coming into the game, Kendrick was batting .302 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI.
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