Blue Jays’ Gurriel Jr. expected to be out 2-6 weeks

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. attempted to avoid a tag at second base but fell awkwardly on his leg, eventually walking off the field with the help of Blue Jays trainers.

Toronto Blue Jays‘ infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is expected to miss 2-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain and a Grade 1 sprain to his left knee, the team announced on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old suffered the injury in the ninth inning of the Blue Jays 7-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on July 29 while sliding to avoid a tag at second base.

Gurriel extended his franchise-record multi-hit game streak to 11 and needed only two games to match Rogers Hornsby record set back in 1923.

In 38 games this season, Gurriel has seven home runs, 22 RBIs, hitting .322/.340/.503 and an OPS of .844. Since he was called back up on July 2, Gurriel is batting .423 (30-for-71) over 16 games.


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