Neil Walker Leaves Game vs. Cubs with Leg Injury

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 15, 2017

New York Mets' Neil Walker reacts after hurting his leg during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a left leg injury, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Walker suffered the injury in the bottom of the third inning when he came up lame running to first base after laying down a bunt.

The Mets didn't have an update on Walker's status after the game, but he is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday.

"I'm concerned," manager Terry Collins told reporters after the Mets' 9-4 win, according to Newsday's Laura Albanese.

Entering Wednesday night, Walker was slashing .271/.353/.471 with nine home runs and 33 RBI—which is already 60 percent of last season's total.

Should he miss significant time, the Mets will have to shuffle their infield around a bit.

Third baseman Wilmer Flores could be a candidate to slide over to second in Walker's absence, but the Mets could also opt to plug in T.J. Rivera—who was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.

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