Josh Naylor, Cleveland Indians, has broken his ankle and will require surgery following collision with a teammate

After sustaining a broken right ankle in a terrifying collision with Cleveland's second baseman Ernie Clement, Indians outfielder Josh Naylor needs surgery.

Josh Naylor, Cleveland Indians, has broken his ankle and will require surgery following collision with a teammate

In the fourth inning of Sunday's game in Minnesota, Naylor ran into Clement. Naylor was running towards a short pop in the right field as the players tried to catch him.

According to the Indians, Naylor had a fracture and dislocation.

Naylor spent the night in Minneapolis at a hospital. Naylor will travel to Ohio Monday where he will be examined by Dr. Mark Berkowitz (foot and ankle specialist), who will then schedule surgery.

The team didn't provide a timeline for Naylor to return.

Clement's impact spun Naylor around, his right foot being planted awkwardly. Naylor immediately responded in pain and began rolling over and pressing his fists into grass. The 24-year-old was taken off the field with a leg cast.

Naylor was acquired by Cleveland in a deal with San Diego last year and has been a consistent contributor for the Indians this summer. He is batting.253 and has seven homers, 21 RBIs, and many big defensive plays.

Naylor's injury is just the latest setback for the Indians. They have been plagued with medical problems but are only 2 1/2 games behind first place in the AL Central.

The club also lost the AL Cy Young champion Shane Bieber (shoulder), starters Aaron Civale and Zach Plesac, slugger Franmil Remeyes, and Gold Glove-winning catcher Roberto Perez (finger).

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