Prince Fielder, Alex Avila Collide; Avila Loses

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been out since colliding with first baseman Prince Fielder chasing after a pop-up on Sunday. Avila suffered a sprained jaw and a mild concussion in the collision, but is expected to return Friday.

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Tigers' Alex Avila Cleared For Return

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been cleared to play after missing four games due to a mild concussion and a sprained jaw sustained in a collision with first baseman Prince Fielder on Sunday. Despite displaying concussive symptoms as recently as Wednesday, Avila passed a concussion test on Thursday and the Tigers feel the catcher is healthy enough to play, per the Detroit News:

Avila probably will start tonight against the Twins after missing the entire A's series.

"My jaw is going to be sore for another few days," he said. "But I feel more normal. No more headaches."

Avila lost consciousness when his jaw collided with Fielder’s elbow while chasing down a pop-up on Sunday. The catcher reportedly experienced headaches and memory loss after the event, but the Tigers did not classify his injury as a concussion until Tuesday.

After a mammoth 2011, the lefty-hitting catcher is batting .247/.355/.388 with just eight home runs and 43 RBI on the season.

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