CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis sprained his ankle during a "freak accident" while celebrating clinching the ALCS, but he says that he will be good to go for the World Series.
Kipnis posted a picture of him celebrating with Francisco Lindor on his Twitter page, saying "Got a little too close to @Lindor12BC during the celebration!! Freak accident but should be good to go by Tuesday! #cantkeepmeoutofthisgame!"
This isn't the first freak accident that has affected the Indians this season. Aside from injuries to Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar, starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was pulled in the first inning from Game 3 of the ALCS after his pinky finger started bleeding from a drone injury. Bauer is expected to start Game 2 or 3 of the World Series, while Salazar could potentially find himself on the roster as well.
The Indians will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series at Progressive Field on Tuesday. Here's hoping everyone can stay healthy until then.
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