The Nationals may have suffered their biggest blow of the season Monday night. Wilson Ramos left Monday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning after suffering a right leg injury.
Ramos was injured on a play at the plate, he jumped for a throw and landed awkwardly on his leg. Ramos sat on the ground clutching his leg for several minutes. The star catcher was helped off the field by trainers and was replaced by Pedro Severino. Arizona’s Brandon Drury scored on the play but didn’t make contact with Ramos.
It’s too soon to know wether the injury is serious or not, but it really isn’t the best time. Ramos was not able to walk off under his own power, and couldn’t put any pressure on his legs. If the catcher is forced to miss an extended period of time, that would be a huge loss for the NL East champion Nationals.
Ramos was having a career year hitting .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBI’s in 520 at-bats.