Kolten Wong hits his head on impact in pursuit of the ball. A member of the Cardinals training staff and Mike Matheny out to check.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 31, 2014
UPDATE: MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports that Wong passed all concussion tests.
Good news for #STLCards 2B Kolten Wong -- Concussion tests came back negative: http://t.co/WS196SX1Wf via @cardinals
— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) September 1, 2014
Wong went back to try to make the catch off the bat of the Cubs' Chris Valaika. While turned toward the second base bag, he reached back toward right field for the ball, fell over, and hit his head (video). Manager Mike Matheny and team trainers immediately tended to him, and Wong eventually walked off under his own power. Pete Kozma replaced Wong at second base and ended up scoring the game-winning run after leading off the bottom of the eighth with a double.
Before the injury, Wong hit his 10th home run of the season leading off the fifth inning to spark a rally that brought the Cardinals back from a 5-0 deficit to win 9-6. Fortunately, Wong appears fine regarding a concussion. The Cardinals Injury Report lists him as day-to-day with a possible back injury.
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