The Mets take another injury hit as Robinson Cano left Wednesday night's game against the Nationals.
The team announced Cano suffered left quad tightness. The injury occurred when Cano grounded out to second, and while busting it down the line, he pulled up short before touching first base.
After manager Mickey Callaway checked on Cano with a trainer, the decision was made to hit the showers early. Adeiny Hechavarria took his spot in the lineup.
Here's the play where Cano's injury occurred.
Robinson Cano is out of the game after appearing to hurt something on his way to first base: pic.twitter.com/GZ8oaxfFXm- SNY (@SNYtv) May 23, 2019
It is somewhat ironic that Cano suffered this ailment tonight. He has taken flak for not hustling down the line recently, and it came over the weekend that he was questioned about it. He didn't run out a couple of double play balls, including one where he didn't run at all because he thought it was foul.
Callaway defended his decision not to pull Cano from the game over the weekend, but this time after he did hustle, he had to pull him. The Mets will only hope that the tightness isn't anything more severe.