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Josh Thole could be placed on seven-day concussion DL following collision

May 7, 2012, 11:25 PM EDT

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Josh Thole could be headed for the seven-day disabled list for concussions after taking a shoulder to the head on a slide from Ty Wigginton during tonight’s game against the Phillies.

The injury occurred when Freddy Galvis hit a tapper to Bobby Parnell with runners on second and third in the bottom of the eighth inning. Parnell made the throw to Thole, who tagged Wigginton to record the out, but he took a shoulder to the face while trying to spin out of the way of the slide. Thole managed to keep the ball in his glove, but he went face-down in the dirt before team trainers rushed to his side.

Thole walked off the field under his own power to warm applause from the Philadelphia crowd, but Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that he kept telling trainers that he felt dizzy. He is currently being evaluated by doctors and will likely be sent back to New York for further testing.

If the Mets place Thole on the seven-day disabled list for concussions, they will likely promote either Rob Johnson or Lucas May from Triple-A Buffalo while Mike Nickeas will get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate.

Thole went 1-for-3 before exiting tonight’s game and is hitting .284/.356/.370 with a .726 OPS over his first 92 plate appearances this season.

  1. chill1184 - May 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Get better Thole

  2. aceshigh11 - May 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Pretty soon, HBT is going to have a publish a list of players who AREN’T on the DL at this rate.

  3. randygnyc - May 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    I watched the collision and although the shoulder hit his chin, flush, and really wrenched his neck, it was a good and legal slide/collision. Sad to see thole laying there, face down without moving. Wasn’t sure what was wrong at first until they showed the replays. This is the 2nd 7 day concussion this week (Chavez NYY). Hope they get better fast.

  4. brewcrewfan54 - May 8, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    That looked like it hurt bad. I hope Mr Thole is alright but it wouldn’t surprise me if he ends up in Justin Morneau territory.

    • hittfamily - May 8, 2012 at 3:51 AM

      A .270 hitter with 15 HR per year?

      Yeah. Thole would take that.

  5. Utley's Hair - May 8, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    Here’s hoping the 7-day stint isn’t extended to one of the 15- or 60-day variety. Concussions are nasty and unpredictable things. Get well soon.

  6. badmamainphilliesjamas - May 8, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    Hope he’s OK soon. It is good to see sports taking (potential) concussions seriously.

  7. tsi431 - May 8, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    Wiggington better not do any interviews, if he admits he tried to knock the ball loose he will be suspended like Hamels.

  8. dkphilly1122 - May 8, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    I’m a Phillies fan, but wish Thole luck and to get better soon. That was a nasty unintentional shot he took. Nobody wants any player on any team to be having concussion systems.

    • mrhojorisin - May 8, 2012 at 2:13 PM

      …or symptoms.

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