Francisco Liriano diagnosed with concussion following knock in ALDS

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Francisco Liriano exited Game 2 of the Blue Jays-Rangers ALDS on Friday when a Carlos Gomez comebacker struck him in the head. He was taken to a local hospital to undergo tests and has been diagnosed with a mild concussion, per MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm.

The good news? There’s no structural damage, and while Liriano remains day-to-day for the time being, a return to the playoffs has not yet been ruled out by the Blue Jays. Manager John Gibbons can also opt to replace Liriano on the postseason roster should the left-hander’s recovery period extend past the end of October.

The Blue Jays also received the test results for second baseman Devon Travis, who was scratched prior to Friday’s game with right knee irritation. A MRI revealed a bone bruise, but like Liriano, there was no structural damage to indicate any kind of lasting damage.

The Jays are set to host the Rangers for Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday at 7:30 PM EDT. Toronto currently leads the series, 2-0.