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Coco Crisp suffers strained neck after crashing into outfield fence

Aug 30, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

Coco Crisp Getty Getty Images

As I noted earlier, Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer last night despite a fantastic effort from Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp, who actually had the ball in his glove for a beat before it was jarred loose on his collision with the outfield fence.

Crisp hit the ground hard after his leap and was down for a few minutes before leaving the game with a strained neck. That’s the very same issue that has bothered him at various times this season. According to Jane Lee of, the A’s are calling him day-to-day.

“He doesn’t feel as bad as the last time right now,” said manager Bob Melvin after the Angels’ 4-0 victory. “We’ll see how he is tomorrow.”

Here’s the video of the play:

Ouch. The A’s are reeling a bit right now and are already without Sean Doolittle, Jed Lowrie, and John Jaso, so the last thing they need is an extended absence from their starting center fielder and leadoff man.

  1. clydeserra - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    yup. i don’t see him playing for a while

  2. rawdog2013 - Aug 30, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Balls to the Wall, CoCo. Always love the effort. However, as an A’s fan I kinda hate seeing this cause he’s so important to our team. I wouldn’t call him fragile, but as soon he went down I knew it was bad.
    Speedy recovery and can we please take these next 2 games!

    • recoveringcubsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 3:12 PM

      Hate to see him injured. Going back to his Cleveland days, who would have thought he’d be a serviceable MLB regular for a decade? Speedy recovery (pun intended)!

    • tmc602014 - Aug 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      Yes on one and no on two. BOOM! You’ve been Halo’d!

  3. jimatkins - Aug 30, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Watched that last night. Thought he might have hurt his wrist or arm at first. Scary. Get well soon, CC! (from an Angels fanatic-)

  4. m1st3rjaxsp8z - Aug 31, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Looks like Cocoa aint so crisp!

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