Left fielder Brandon Moss left this afternoon’s game against the New York Mets in the bottom of the seventh inning with a badly sprained left ankle.
Moss caught his cleat as he tried to run out of the batter’s box after hitting a grounder. His ankle was bent at an odd angle as he tried to plant and push off, and he immediately collapsed.
“The initial pain … it hurt pretty bad,” Moss said. “I sat there for a minute and it didn’t go away, and I was like, ‘Oh, crap.’ It really did scare me. I haven’t rolled my ankle since I was in high school, and it didn’t feel like that.”
Moss said the injured area was the lower part of his ankle. A high ankle sprain generally can be more severe. X-rays taken at PNC Park were negative, and Moss will be re-examined Monday.