The Texas Rangers were dealt a scare on Wednesday night. Center fielder Delino DeShields left the game early after a nasty fall while trying to make a catch.
DeShields’ head jerked back, hitting the ground.
Fortunately, DeShields walked off under his own power, receiving a well-deserved ovation from the fans in Boston.
Delino DeShields gets a nice hand from the fans at Fenway Park after a hard fall in CF; we saw him hitting the ground hard, and his neck looked to have jerked around #RedSox #Rangers pic.twitter.com/FVLO6U1qrq
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) July 12, 2018
It was initially suspected that DeShields was being evaluated for a concussion. But the most recent report noted that he was being examined for a neck or shoulder injury.
No definitive update on DeShields. He is being evaluated at the moment for neck/shoulder type injury.
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 12, 2018
Certainly, a concussion remains a possibility, as do injuries to his neck or shoulder.
This will certainly be a situation to continue to track as more information becomes available.