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Brandon Morrow removed from game after getting struck in his right shin by a line drive

May 30, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

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Potential danger was avoided tonight in Toronto.

Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow left the field in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game against the Orioles after taking a line drive off his right leg.

He hobbled around before getting carried to the dugout while putting no weight on his right foot.

The good news is X-rays have ruled out a break. And according to FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi, Morrow has merely been diagnosed with a shin contusion. Toronto’s trainers are calling him day-to-day.

Morrow had thrown 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball against Baltimore, lowering his ERA to a cool 3.28. He also struck out eight Orioles hitters. The talented 27-year-old should be fine to make his next scheduled start.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Because of off days tomorrow and Monday, his next scheduled start is in 7 days. In a post game press conference, he was able to stand and take some questions. Initially, he feared that it was broken, but the ball hit muscle rather than bone. Morrow mentioned had been present when Jeff Niemann of Tampa had his ankle broken by a line drive by a Toronto batter, so initially, he was very concerned.

  2. Alex K - May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    I can’t imagine how bad that hurt. I still have discoloration on my shin/leg from getting hit with a softball three years ago while pitching. I was limping for weeks after.

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