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A Giants minor leaguer left a game via ambulance

Apr 11, 2014, 9:50 AM EST

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Some scary moments in Salt Lake City yesterday, as Giants minor leaguer Darren Ford had to be transported off the field in an ambulance after diving head first into a concrete wall. Luckily, however, he seems to have avoided what could have been devastating injury. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com:

Witnesses said Ford, playing for Triple-A Fresno, dived headfirst into a concrete wall in foul ground down the left field line while chasing a fly ball. 

Ford’s agent, Joshua Kusnick, relayed on Twitter that the speedy outfielder “never lost consciousness” and was “put on (a) stretcher as a precaution.”

 

Ford had full movement of his arms and legs, Kusnick reported. Giants vice president Bobby Evans said Ford was diagnosed with a concussion and multiple abrasions, and will get results of other tests on Friday.

There is light padding on the walls, but that’s not going to cushion a running or diving player too terribly much. Thank goodness the worst seems to have been avoided here.

  1. aresachaela - Apr 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Ow… Hope he’ll be fine.

  2. lowercasejay - Apr 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Maybe this scare will prompt them to thicken the padding.

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