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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry exits with concussion

By on 9/10/2014 09:30:00 AM

Craig Gentry suffered yet another injury on Tuesday night when he was involved in a collision on the basepaths that left him with a concussion. Daniel Kramer of reports that the Oakland Athletics center fielder crashed head-first into the shoulder of Chicago White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez as he raced to cover first base and field a throw from pitcher John Danks. Gentry did leave the game under his own power but the A's later tweeted that Gentry had been diagnosed with a concussion:
Manager Bob Melvin did not know whether Gentry would go on the concussion DL, but the outfielder apparently asked 'What happened?' upon recovering from the initial contact, indicating that he was particularly dazed by the incident. Kramer notes that Sanchez appeared to be fine following the collision and stayed in the game.

Gentry has already spent time on the disabled list this season with both hand and back ailments. As a result, he has played in just 94 games this year after coming over from Texas in an offseason trade. With Coco Crisp perpetually dealing with some kind of injury, Gentry's repeated absence has been tricky for Oakland to deal with, but with the acquisition of Sam Fuld and Billy Burns available thanks to roster expansion, they have sufficient personnel to play center field while Gentry recovers.

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  1. Praying Gentry recovers quickly. He is an excellent athlete ~ loves the game & plays it with a lot of heart & passion.

  2. It is a shame to see him get hurt so often, he is a great fielder to watch in particular. Hopefully he can return before the regular season is over.

  3. Yes Gentry is I agree with you ~ he plays hard & with a lot of passion. He never gives up. I have watched him throughout his career esp when he played with the Rangers. The A's have seemed to appreciate his value as a player more than the Rangers. I as a fan hated to see him go but hoped that he was allowed to play more. It has been wonderful to see him play more on a regular basis. He can be quite a play maker~ that speed he has been blessed with can kill. =) Wishing him the best & a speedy recovery and return to playing the game he loves.