Wednesday night was supposed to be a joyful night for Byron Buxton as he made his debut at Double-A New Britain in his climb to the major leagues. Buxton collided with a teammate in the outfield in Wednesday’s game and was taken to the hospital on a stretcher. The following are some tweets from Dom Amore, a writer for the Hartford Courant, who was in attendance.
.@RockCats manager Jeff Smith said Byron Buxton was back at field after game, walking around, seemed okay.
— Jake Seiner (@Jake_Seiner) August 14, 2014
Twins GM Terry Ryan: Byron Buxton has a concussion. He’s now alert, under observation. Will go thru concussion protocol. No other injuries — Dom Amore (@AmoreCourant) August 14, 2014
Told Buxton was knocked out in collision with teammate, but was conscious and talking as he was taken off the field. — Dom Amore (@AmoreCourant) August 14, 2014
Again, Byron Buxton, Twins top prospect, injured in collusion with teammate in New a Britain. Taken to hospital in an ambulance — Dom Amore (@AmoreCourant) August 14, 2014
Buxton, who was parallel to the ground, appeared to hit his left shoulder/neck with RF mike kvasnicka’s knee. A violent collusion. — Dom Amore (@AmoreCourant) August 14, 2014
They’ve driven an ambulance onto the field for Byron Buxton. They’re stabilizing him. Can’t tell exactly what injury is yet. — Dom Amore (@AmoreCourant) August 14, 2014
Some pictures also are floating around Twitter of the accident:
When more information comes available, we will make sure to update.