Padres’ Jurickson Profar collapses on field following dangerous collision with teammate

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San Diego Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar was taken to the hospital Thursday night after suddenly collapsing on the field following a terrifying collision with teammate CJ Abrams.

Profar, 29, was transported to UC San Diego Health for further evaluation after he collapsed on the field while walking back to the dugout following a dangerous collision with Abrams during the fifth inning of Thursday’s game against the San Francisco Giants.

Both players were running to catch Tommy La Stella’s fly ball to left field when Abrams’ knee made contact with Profar’s jaw while diving for the catch.

CJ Abrams of the San Diego Padres (ball) collides with teammate Jurickson Profar as he makes a catch on a ball hit by Tommy La Stella of the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning of a baseball game on July 7, 2022, at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Profar was injured on the play.
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Abrams got up shortly while Profar was down for several minutes before eventually sitting up.

While accompanied by trainers walking off the field, Profar appeared to stumble over and fall down. He was then carted off the field.

Fans hold up signs as Jurickson Profar of the San Diego Padres is taken away in a cart during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on July 7, 2022, at Petco Park in San Diego, California.  Profar was injured during a collision with teammate CJ Abrams.

Fans hold up signs as Jurickson Profar of the San Diego Padres is taken away in a cart during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on July 7, 2022, at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Profar was injured during a collision with teammate CJ Abrams.
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“No tingle or anything in the arms, but what we’re worried the most is probably a concussion at this point,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said, adding that Profar never lost consciousness. “But they’re checking everything out.”

“Any time you put somebody on a stretcher like that it’s an awful feeling,” he continued. “But looking at him, the way he is trying to make everybody feel OK about it with a smile on his face, makes you feel a little bit better.”

Jurickson Profar of the San Diego Padres (C) lies on the ground as Manny Machado, CJ Abrams and Trent Grisham look on during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on July 7, 2022, at Petco Park in San Diego , California.  Profar was injured on the play.

Jurickson Profar of the San Diego Padres (C) lies on the ground as Manny Machado, CJ Abrams and Trent Grisham look on during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on July 7, 2022, at Petco Park in San Diego , California. Profar was injured on the play.
(Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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The Padres won the game in the 10th inning on pinch-hitter Jorge Alfaro’s bases-loaded single.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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