Manager Brad Mills and Head Trainer Nate Lucero of the Houston Astros help shortstop Jed Lowrie to his feet after Lowrie got injured on a play at second base against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Jed Lowrie left Saturday's game with an ankle injury which occurred when he was spiked by a sliding runner.
Jed Lowrie on crutches in Astros clubhouse. There's more knee to the injury than originally announced.— Zachary Levine (@zacharylevine) July 15, 2012
The injury occurred in the third inning of the Astros game against the Giants. With the game tied, Melky Cabrera grounded a ball back up the middle. Lowrie went to cover second base and as he reached for the throw from Jose Altuve, the Giants Gregor Blanco slid into Lowrie's ankle.
Lowrie immediately appeared to be in pain as the ball got away. After hopping on one foot, Lowrie went down to his hands and knees. He was checked out by an Astros team trainer before being helped off the field.
The shortstop is hitting .253 in his first season with the Astros and has already reached a career high in home runs with 14.