New York Yankees rookie outfielder Dustin Fowler — making his Major League Debut Thursday night in Chicago — was carted off the field in the bottom of the first inning after crashing into wall in right field foul territory chasing down a fly ball.
Fowler ran full speed into the railing and appeared to double over into the crowd. He tried to walk it off but it was immediately clear he could not put any weight on his right leg. Fowler crumbled to the ground, prompting Yankees manager Joe Girardi and the training staff to rush to his attention.
A cart was required to remove Fowler from the field. He was due to lead off for the Yankees in the top half of the second inning for what would have been his first career at bat.