When Royals collide.
Kansas City fans were left stunned Saturday night when Salvador Perez was injured in a home plate collision with teammate Drew Butera while playing in the World Baseball Classic.
In the Venezuela/Italy matchup, Salvy was guarding the plate with Butera charging home in the ninth inning, ending in a collision that sent the 2015 World Series MVP tumbling and left reeling on the ground.
He had to be helped off the field with what appeared to be a knee injury. There is no word yet on the severity of the injury.
Perez was helped off the field and limped back into the locker room.
He was later seen with a heavily bandaged left knee.
Salvy has had trouble with that knee in the past. He missed the first half of the 2012 season with a torn meniscus that required surgery.
ESPN writer Marly Rivera later tweeted, “Apparently the Venezuelan All-Star catcher has reached out to KC Royals to tell them that it’s not a severe injury. We are still waiting on the X-Ray results.”
FOX 4 will update this story as information becomes available.