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Cardinals Injury Update: Kolten Wong leaves with head injury, passes concussion tests

By on 8/31/2014 06:00:00 PM

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong left Sunday's game with the Chicago Cubs after hitting his head on the ground in attempt to catch a pop-up in the top of the eighth inning. He stayed on the ground for approximately two minutes before leaving under his own power. Concussion tests were negative.

UPDATE:'s Jenifer Langosch reports that Wong passed all concussion tests.

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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