The Dodgers and Angels squared off in one of the final spring training tune-ups last night. On a pop-up to shallow right by Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig and Howie Kendrick collided. Kendrick’s left arm stuck Puig’s head area and he laid on the ground for a while. He eventually left the game but the prognosis is positive. He appears to be fine after the scare.
Puig went down and was tended to by a trainer before walking off the field under his own power.
“I’m glad everybody’s OK. That’s the main thing,” Mattingly said. “It looked like Howie got him in the neck or the throat with his shoulder. Howie didn’t hear anything until the last second. The infielder’s going to keep going until he hears something, and that’s basically what Howie did. That’s when it gets dangerous.”
H/T: Huffington Post