Yankees outfielder carted off after crashing into center-field wall (VIDEO)

Yankees outfielder Jose Pirela crashed into the center-field wall during Sunday’s Mets-Yankees game. He was carted off the field, and was later diagnosed with a concussion and taken to Tradition Medical Center.

It all started when Juan Lagares took CC Sabathia deep in the first inning of the game. Pirela attempted to make a play on the ball near the warning track. He then crashed into the wall face first, and hit his head on the ground after falling down.

Pirela’s brain CT scan came back normal, and he’s now undergoing a cervical MRI, according to Chad Jennings of The Journal News. The Yankees are unsure how long he’ll be out for.

Lagares ended up with an inside-the-park home run on the play, as the Yankees were clearly more focused on Pirela’s health.

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