Bo Bichette is in the MLB concussion protocol following the events of Thursday night’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles.
The 21-year-old was involved in a scary moment in the sixth inning when he took a 93 mph fastball to the helmet that caused him to crumple into a heap. Following immediate concern, everything appeared to be alright as Bichette quickly hopped back up to his feet.
He was looked over by the team’s medical staff, but ended up taking his base and staying in the game. That was until the bottom of the seventh inning, when he was replaced by Richard Urena for precautionary concussion testing, according to the team.
Per Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun, Bichette informed staff members that he was beginning to feel concussion-related symptoms and was removed as a result.
He will be re-evaluated tomorrow, but Sportnet’s Arash Madani doesn’t expect him to play in the team’s upcoming three-game series against the Yankees in New York.
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