Braves shortstop Johan Camargo suffered a freak injury, apparently to his right knee, trotting onto the field for the first pitch ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies.
Camargo was taking the field just behind starting pitcher Julio Teheran and the rest of the Braves starting lineup, and injured his leg after stumbling while attempting to jump over the first base line.
"That is unbelievable." A freak accident forces the @Braves to take Johan Camargo out of the game before the 1st pitch. Stay tuned for more. pic.twitter.com/vq7chWx7VV— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 8, 2017
Camargo was immediately escorted off the field by trainer Jim Lovell. Jace Peterson replaced Camargo at short and in the lineup.
There was no immediate update on the situation.
No word yet on #Braves' Camargo, who appeared to hyperextend right knee as hopped to avoid chalk line while coming on field before 1st inn.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) August 8, 2017
The Braves are calling it a hyper-extended right knee for Camargo with an MRI to come later tonight.
Johan Camargo suffered a hyper-extended right knee prior to tonight's game. He will be further evaluated after undergoing an MRI tonight.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 9, 2017