Gregor Blanco Injury Update

By Melissa Felkins

In case you missed the game yesterday, Gregor Blanco was injured in Sunday’s final game after a collision with Angel Pagan. It seemed like the most appropriate (in a bad sense) way to end a disappointing season. One last game, on final injury.

Sep 29, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) and left fielder Gregor Blanco (7) collide as they are unable to catch the ball against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning at AT&T Park.

Via Chris Haft:

"Blanco, 29, was hurt when he and center fielder Angel Pagan collided as they pursued pinch-hitter Will Venable’s ninth-inning drive to left-center field. Though their collision wasn’t head-on, Blanco received the worst of it as Pagan dove to try to avoid contact and inadvertently administered Blanco the equivalent of a cross-body block. Blanco tumbled over Pagan and remained on the grass for several minutes until he rose and was helped off the field by members of the athletic training staff who flanked him."

The injury looked pretty gnarly, both in person and on television. However, an MRI revealed just an ankle sprain.

After Blanco left the game, he was replaced in left field by Francisco Peguero. It’s a good thing that Blanco ended up not being seriously injured because as you probably know, Peguero hit the game tying home run. It was also his first career home run. According to Andrew Baggarly, Blanco was pretty happy for his teammate.

Here is that home run that Peguero hit.