Carlos Gonzalez ‘OK’ after leaving game with knee injury

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."

(h/t MLB.com)