Red Sox’s Devers, O’Neill injured after collision in Fenway Park outfield

Watch as Red Sox players' Tyler O’Neill and Rafael Devers are hurt, after banging heads in a scary collision in left centre vs. Guardians, they both walked off on their own, but O'Nell was forced to leave the game.

BOSTON — Red Sox left fielder Tyler O’Neill exited Monday’s game against the Cleveland Guardians in the eighth inning and needed eight stitches to his forehead after colliding with third baseman Rafael Devers when the two were chasing a shallow popup.

Devers made the catch as O’Neill collided with him, and the pair went to the ground. O’Neill held his face as he sat up, and Devers was face down as an athletic trainer and Boston manager Alex Cora raced onto the field.

Cora called for a towel that O’Neill held to his face as he walked off. Devers walked off and didn’t appear injured. He stayed in the game.

“He has a big gash here,” Cora said while pointing at his forehead, talking about O’Neill after Boston’s 6-0 loss. “He got eight stitches. He’s going through the concussion protocol, hopefully everything’s fine.”

Cora said Devers told him he felt fine, but the third baseman would go through concussion protocol.

David Hamilton came in to play shortstop, with Ceddanne Rafaela moving to centre field and Jarren Duran shifting from center to left.

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