Justin Turner Injury: What happened?

Injury: Red Sox's New Acquisition, Justin Turner Leaves Spring Training Game After Being Hit in the Face

The Boston Red Sox's new third baseman, Justin Turner, left Monday's spring training game against the Detroit Tigers after being hit in the face by a pitch.

Justin Turner Injury: What happened?

The incident occurred in the bottom of the first inning when Tigers pitcher Matt Manning lost control of a pitch with two runners on and no one out, striking Turner in the face.

Despite Turner's bloody face, he was able to walk off the field, drawing an ovation from the crowd at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers, Florida.

The Red Sox later released a statement saying that Turner was taken to a local hospital, where he is being monitored for a concussion and treated for soft tissue injuries. The team also reported that Turner is “stable, alert, and in good spirits.”

The injury to Turner left a somber mood at the ballpark, with color commentator Will Middlebrooks expressing his distress during the Red Sox broadcast on NESN. “You never, ever, ever want to see that — especially in a spring training game where a guy is just trying to get his work in and get ready for the season,” Middlebrooks said.

Turner's injury is a blow to the Red Sox, who acquired the third baseman during the offseason in the hopes of bolstering their roster.

The 36-year-old veteran had a .280 batting average, .369 on-base percentage, and .472 slugging percentage with 27 home runs and 94 RBIs in 2021 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Red Sox will monitor Turner's recovery closely and hope to see him return to the field soon.

However, with the start of the regular season just a few weeks away, the team may need to adjust their lineup in the meantime.

Source: Mckpage.com