MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports that Mets outfielder Michael Conforto has been diagnosed with a concussion. Conforto collided with teammate Robinson Canó as the pair attempted to catch a fly ball in the bottom of the fifth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Nationals.
Conforto will, of course, undergo MLB’s concussion protocol, which could result in a stint on the injured list. Prior to the collision, Conforto struck a big blow against the Nationals, blasting a game-tying three-run home run in the third inning off of Erick Fedde.
Conforto, 26, is batting .271/.406/.521 with nine home runs, 21 RBI, and 27 runs scored on the season. The Mets would certainly be worse for the wear if he needs to miss time. In such an event, Juan Lagares and Keon Broxton could each see an increase in playing time.