August 22, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler (24) grabs his leg after injuring himself at second base during the fourth inning of a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE
Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler sprained his ankle on Wednesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. X-rays came up negative.
In fortunate news for Colorado, X-rays taken immediately afterward were negative. Via the Rockies' Twitter account:
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 23, 2012
#Rockies injury update: OF Dexter Fowler suffered a sprained right ankle tonight. X-rays were negative.
Fowler was hurt after he hit a single and rolled his ankle going into second base on a throw to third. He had to be helped off the field by a pair of trainers.
His stats heading into the game reflect a breakout season: .306/.392/.499 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs in 435 at-bats. The Rockies have been injury-addled all season long.