(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A tough blow to the Toronto Blue Jays came on Friday night. Shortstop Jose Reyes was carted off the field after he couldn’t decide whether to slide or go in standing up on a stolen-base attempt and hurt his left ankle in the sixth inning of Toronto’s 8-4 win over the Royals.
The Blue Jays organization is hoping Reyes will only miss four weeks, but are prepared for the worst.
“The other scenario could be three months, or if something comes up we’re not expecting, it could be more than that,” Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos on Friday.
Reyes left with his left ankle heavily taped. He suffered a similar injury in 2003 during his time with the New York Mets.
“You never want to see it, but at the same time, you’ve been through enough to know it’s going to happen over the course of the season,” Anthopoulos said. “If it’s good news, you’re looking at four weeks. The other scenario could be three months.”
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN