Nationals C Wilson Ramos leaves game with right leg injury

BY foxsports • September 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has left Washington's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an apparent right leg injury, a potentially damaging blow to the NL East champions.

Ramos was injured on a play at the plate in the sixth inning Monday night when he jumped for a throw and landed awkwardly on his leg. Arizona's Brandon Drury scored but didn't make contact with Ramos.

After clutching at his right leg on the ground, Ramos had to be helped off the field by trainers. He was replaced by Pedro Severino.

Ramos tore the ACL and medial collateral ligament in his right knee in 2012.

He is hitting .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs this season for the playoff-bound Nationals, who clinched the NL East title on Saturday.

Washington is already without pitcher Stephen Strasburg (elbow), second baseman Daniel Murphy (strained glute) and outfielder Bryce Harper (thumb). Their statuses are unclear.

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