Washington Nationals' rookie catcher Sandy Leon has a sprained right ankle. Leon's ankle was injured in a home plate collision with the Padres' Chase Headley on Monday night. His right leg bent back under his body, with his knee and ankle twisting violently. He could not put any weight on the right leg and had to be helped to the clubhouse. After the Nats initially announced a sprained left ankle, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports the team has confirmed a sprained right ankle, via @MarkZuckerman:
And now #Nats say Leon sprained his RIGHT ankle, as it appeared to all of us live.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) May 15, 2012
Leon was injured in the collision in the top of the fourth inning, just over an hour into his major league debut. He was called up from AA Harrisburg to take the spot of catcher Wilson Ramos, who was lost for the year when he tore his ACL on Saturday night against the Reds. Jesus Flores replaced Leon behind the dish.
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