Michael Brantley Placed on 10-Day DL with Right Ankle Sprain (Take Two)
today, on August 9, the Cleveland Indians placed Michael Brantley on the 10-Day DL with a right ankle sprain. it was diagnosed as a mild sprain despite Michael’s original fear of something more severe. his earliest eligibility for activation is August 19. this is the second time in less than two months that Michael has gone on the disabled list due to a sprained right ankle.
Michael re-injured his ankle last night, on August 8, during the game versus the Colorado Rockies. in the top of the 5th inning, with the Indians trailing, 1-0, Mark Reynolds hit a fly ball to center field off Corey Kluber for the first out. Michael started to run over to center to back up Bradley Zimmer on the play and the next thing everyone knew, he was down on the grass. according to Jordan Bastian, Michael broke hard to his left for a few steps, then pulled up and went down, and was just sitting on the grass and waiting for the head athletic trainer to come. in the video on indians.com, you can see exactly when it happened, made evident by his hopping before he even got to left-center field.
after assistant athletic trainer Jeff Desjardins finished his quick examination of the right leg and ankle area, Michael did walk off the field under his own power, albeit slowly, per Bastian.