Willy Adames Hospitalized And Placed On Concussion IL After Line Drive Hits Brewers Shortstop

Photo: Instagram/Willy Adames

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames suffered a concerning injury during Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants when he was struck by a line drive foul ball while in the dugout.

The incident prompted a temporary stoppage of the game as trainers and medical staff rushed to attend to Adames. Eventually, he was assisted to the clubhouse and subsequently transported to the hospital for further evaluation and care.

The line drive connected with Adames' head, specifically hitting the side, but fortunately, there were no fractures detected, as confirmed by Brewers manager Craig Counsell in his remarks to MLB.com.

Photo: Instagram/Willy Adames

Adames displayed consistent alertness and responsiveness throughout the process. As a precautionary measure, he will be kept in the hospital overnight for continued observation due to the possibility of a concussion.

Consequently, Adames was placed on the injured list the following day due to the diagnosed concussion. The line drive that struck Adames was hit by his teammate, Brewers utility man Brian Anderson, during the second inning.

Anderson, visibly emotional on the field, immediately checked on Adames in the dugout after completing his at-bat.

Brice Turang, a rookie, took over Adames' position at shortstop for the remainder of the game. Turang, primarily a second baseman, is expected to fill in during Adames' absence while he recovers.

Before the injury, Adames, 27 years old, had been an active player in all 51 of the Brewers' games this season. He had accumulated a batting line of .205/.289/.384 with nine home runs.

Adames was acquired by the Brewers in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2021, where Drew Rasmussen was sent the other way. His current contract is set to expire after the 2024 season.

Despite suffering a significant loss on Friday (with a score of MIL 1, SF 15), the Brewers maintain their first-place position in the NL Central with a record of 27-24.

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Source: CBS Sports

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