8:49 AM PT -- The Cleveland Indians just provided an update on John Naylor's condition ... saying the OF "suffered a closed fracture and dislocation of the right ankle."
Cleveland says Naylor remained in the hospital overnight.
Cleveland Indians outfielder Josh Naylor broke his leg in a horrifying fashion after colliding with his teammate during a game Sunday ... and video of the play is VERY hard to watch.
The gruesome scene all went down in the 4th inning of the Tribe's game against the Minnesota Twins ... when Naylor was trying to track down a fly ball in right field.
Prayers for Josh Naylor 😱😱 #mlb #OurCLE pic.twitter.com/04XfGqmUNB— Nate Engel (@TheGr3at1) June 27, 2021
Prayers for Josh Naylor 😱😱 #mlb #OurCLE pic.twitter.com/04XfGqmUNB
The problem ... his teammate, Ernie Clement, was charging for the ball as well -- and when the baseball finally came down from the sky, the two crashed into each other HARD.
The collision sent Naylor flying -- and when he landed, his leg bent awkwardly underneath him ... horrifically twisting it.
Oh man.... Josh Naylor just had a nasty collision and is in incredible pain.Probably don't want to watch if you have a squeamish stomach.... pic.twitter.com/dTL5LTtNDI— Tyler Wiederhoeft (@TDWiederhoeft) June 27, 2021
Oh man.... Josh Naylor just had a nasty collision and is in incredible pain.Probably don't want to watch if you have a squeamish stomach.... pic.twitter.com/dTL5LTtNDI
You can see in slow-motion replay, Naylor was in EXTREME pain ... writhing on the ground.
Naylor was eventually carted off the field and taken to the hospital ... and after the game, Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed his player was dealing with a significant injury.
Terry Francona gives an update on the status of Josh Naylor.#OurCLE | @Indians pic.twitter.com/yoTQv8OGjH— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) June 27, 2021
Terry Francona gives an update on the status of Josh Naylor.#OurCLE | @Indians pic.twitter.com/yoTQv8OGjH
"We know that there's a fracture," Francona told reporters. "Other than that, he's being evaluated over at the hospital right now."
Naylor had played in 69 games for Cleveland this season ... hitting 7 home runs and batting .253.
Get well soon.