Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn badly injured his left Achilles while running the bases during Saturday afternoon’s 5-3 road loss against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Quinn had to be carried off the field after being hurt in the fifth inning with the Phillies later confirming it was an Achilles injury.
“It doesn’t look good,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said afterward. “I don’t expect to get any good news from the MRI. We’re pretty sure it’s not good.”
Quinn was on first base when Ronald Torreyes rifled a double to right. Odubel Herrera easily scored from second and Quinn was racing around the bases before suddenly collapsing between third and home.
Quinn got up and took another step with both feet before he hopped on his right foot three times to reach home plate and score the run. He fell to the ground and was in apparent pain while being attended to by a team trainer before being carried off.
The 28-year-old Quinn was activated from the 10-day injured list by the Phillies on Tuesday when outfielder Bryce Harper (wrist) went on the IL. Quinn was on the list with a cut right index finger.
Girardi was saddened to see the misfortune that hit Quinn.
“He’s been playing well for us,” Girardi said of Quinn. “He gets a freak injury with the stitches in his finger and now this. I feel for the kid, I really do. We’re going to miss him.”
If the Achilles is torn or ruptured, it will be the second major Achilles injury Quinn has suffered during his career. He ruptured the right Achilles in workouts following the 2013 season.
Quinn is batting .173 with two RBIs in 28 games.
–Field Level Media