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Jose Abreu Exits Game Early After Scary Collision with Hunter Dozier

Both players fell to the field immediately after the forceful contact and exited the game early.

Jose Abreu Hunter Dozier Collision
Photo: NBC Sports Chicago

During Game 1 of Friday’s White Sox vs. Royals doubleheader, a scary collision occurred in the second inning.

With one on in the top half of the frame, Kansas City third baseman Hunter Dozier skyed a pop-up near home plate. White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal took a route to the ball down the line that caused Dozier to veer around him and directly into charging Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. Dozier and Abreu collided in a violent manner and both dropped to the field immediately.

Here’s a video of the play:

Both Abreu and Dozier exited the game after being assisted off the field by their respective coaches and training staffs.

UPDATE: 5/14/21, 3:26 PM CT – The White Sox announced that Jose Abreu suffered a facial contusion and laceration in addition to a bruised left knee. His current status is day-to-day.

The update also stated that the initial assessment of Abreu for a concussion was negative. That diagnosis is an encouraging development considering the violent nature of contact to the head.


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28 days ago

[…] one day after Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu collided with Hunter Dozier of the Kansas City Royals, the reigning MVP wants to […]

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