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Friday, March 10, 2017

RYAN CHURCH AND THE CONCUSSION THAT ENDED HIS CAREER

Then came May 20, 2008. A day that forever changed the course of Church’s baseball career, and subsequently his life. In the second game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, the Mets found themselves down to their final pair of outs at Turner Field. As he was trying to break-up a game-ending double play off the bat of Damien Easley, Church’s head viciously collided with the knee of Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar. The impact knocked off Church’s helmet, where his head then slammed into the ground and dragged across the dirt. Church laid on the ground motionless for a moment, before he was eventually escorted off of the field and into the trainer’s room.

“I don’t remember anything leading up to or during the collision,” Church admitted. “I came to, sitting on the trainer’s table.”

Not only does Church still not remember to collision to this day, he also revealed that he’s never once seen the play on video. “I still haven’t watched the replay,” Church said. “I probably never will. I don’t want to be reminded of the downfall and eventual ending of my career.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 10, 2017 at 12:53 PM | 1 comment(s)
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