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Ryan Doumit leaves Pirates’ game after collision at home plate

May 29, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

Ryan Doumit injury

7:40 p.m. EDT: The Pirates are calling the injury a sprained left ankle.  No timetable was given for his return.

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The Pirates’ Ryan Doumit, who might be one of the candidates to step into Buster Posey‘s shoes in San Francisco, left Sunday’s game against the Cubs with an apparent knee injury following a collision with Carlos Pena at home plate.

This one wasn’t nearly as scary as Posey’s.  But Doumit did have his left leg planted as Pena slid into the plate at home and it looked like he might have suffered a hyperextended knee.

After trying to walk it off for a couple of minutes, he was replaced in the game by Chris Snyder.  Doumit is likely day-to-day.

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