Apr 16, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) puts on his helmet before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. A Red Sox jersey with the Boston area code was hung in the dugout along with a note from a Cleveland fan. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Victorino Exits Jays Blow Out of Sox, Visits Hospital


As if a 12-4 drubbing at the hands of the last place team in your division in the middle of a losing skid wasn’t enough, the Red Sox are looking another potential injury in the face – and it wasn’t pretty. This GIF of  Shane Victorino‘s collision, provide by Fansided’s John Sanchez via CBS Sports shows just how a human being does not measure up against a wall that is rib high.

The Sox were awful again today, giving it all up to first time double A starter Chad Jennings. Boston’s pitching got hammered and the offense simply didn’t show up. Victorino’s injury, suffered while tracking down an Emilio Bonifacio tow-run homer, simply put a disgusting coda to an ugly Sunday afternoon dance.

Victorino was trying to track down Emilio Bonifacio’s two-run homer when he crashed into the wall. He stayed down on the warning track for more than a few minutes and was deemed able to stay in the game by trainers but eventually left in the seventh inning for a defensive replacement.

Victorino and the Sox now have two concerns – his ribs and his balky back. “The way Shane hit the wall, he started to stiffen up as the game went on,” manager John Farrell said. “And given what he’s been dealing with, low back-wise, we weren’t going to take any chances further today.”

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