Recently, during the first inning of a game with the Iowa Cubs on April 16, two Memphis outfielders collided while chasing a shallow fly ball. The collision was graphic, violent, and injured both of the young players involved.
I-70 Baseball broke down the events of this play with a link to the video associate and you can read that by clicking here.
Today during a conversation with a Memphis Redbirds official, I received an update on the young outfielders and what their future may hold. The future, at least at this moment, is due to arrive much sooner for Andrew Brown.
Andrew Brown’s injuries from the collision were not as severe as those sustained by teammate Shane Robinson. The night of the injury Brown was released from the hospital with a concussion and returned to the team hotel. According to the team, the diagnosis for Brown is still a concussion and the team expects him to recover on the original time table.
As reported earlier, however, Shane Robinson suffered fractures to bones in his face as well as bones in his left hand. Robinson remained at the hospital that night as doctors continued to monitor his injuries. According to team officials, he will require surgery to repair both of the fractures and, to this date, neither surgery has taken place. The team chose not to disclose any more information concerning Robinson, even denying any questions concerning why he has not had surgery at this point.
I-70 Baseball will continue to monitor the situation and update our fans as the information is presented to us. Everyone continues to hope for a speedy recovery for both young men.
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