Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez doesn’t expect to miss much, if any, time on the field for the Colorado Rockies after leaving their game on Tuesday with a knee injury.
Fans were puzzled when Gonzalez, who had hit a home run earlier in the game, was removed from the game in the sixth inning.
Gonzalez revealed after the game that he had injured his knee on a play in the outfield.
"The ball hit the line and it bounced back off the wall," he said. "The wall has a little angle. I thought the ball was going to hit and go one way, but the ball came back the other way and I stopped really hard on my right knee and I tweaked it a little bit."
The 29-year-old right fielder is listed as day-to-day, but thinks he’ll be able to play in the Rockies’ game on Wednesday.
"I’ll be OK for [Wednesday]," Gonzalez assured. "I was like, ‘I’m a little sore. I’m going to try to stay in the game.’ But, obviously, Walt [Weiss, the Rockies’ manager] decided to take me out and give it a rest."