I hope the injury to Royce Lewis is not as bad as I fear. That was NOT "Hamstring tightness".
ANYOEN/EVERYONE watching this game saw it, and I am guessing we all let out a simultaneous "OH F---"!!!!!! How could they not see it?
Was anyone else as enraged as I was when listening to Tingler explain the injury? I do not have it recorded so I will be paraphrasing, but when asked about if the injury running down to first on the previous at bat had anything to do with it, he says he did not see any issues with Royce running down to first, and that he just slowed up. NO Jayce he did not "just slow up" he CLEARLY did something. Jayce then said that he didn't see anything and that Royce did not come to him to share any potential injury.. How can a (fill in manager) and a head trainer watch a guy as vital to the steam as Royce Lewis is pull up OBVIOUSLY lame running to first. and you not GO TO HIM?!?!?!?!!!!!!
ROyce needed to be pulled immediately!!! You just saw a guy run the bases and pull up lame, a player who is the key to your team, a player that has a history of SIGNIFICANT knee injuries, he CLEARLY pulls up lame and limping and you do nothing??? You were in a 7-0 ballgame leading a division by 7 games with 10 games to go. Lewis should have been pulled IMMEDIATELY!!!
Now the end result may not be much different, maybe the damage was already done there, but he should never have been left in the game after that.
Royce's reaction going into the dugout was not a reaction of someone who has a tight hamstring, that was a reaction of a young player who has come back from 2 SIGNIFICANT injuries, missing SIGNIFICANT time, knowing he just had another SIGNIFICANT injury and is about to lose even more SIGNIFICANT time to rehab yet another injury. That was the reaction of a player who knows he is not playing another competitive game again this year.
I PRAY I am wrong, but the results here, but either way, if it is a 1 day injury or a 1 year injury, what is most frustrating is the incompetent handling of this by both the fill in manager and the head trainer, and both should be immediately terminated for incompetence.