Carlos Gonzalez injury: Rockies OF leaves game after getting hit by foul ball

Doug Pensinger

For the second time in a little more than a calendar year, a Rockies star player was hit with a line drive while standing in the on-deck circle.

DENVER -- Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left Thursday's game against the Washington Nationals after being hit in the left foot with a foul ball off the bat of Jordan Pacheco while standing in the on-deck circle in the first inning.

Gonzalez went down immediately and was examined by trainers before leaving the game and being replaced by Tyler Colvin. He was taken to the clubhouse for an X-ray, which was negative. Gonzalez was diagnosed with a left foot contusion and is day-to-day, according to the Rockies' PR department.

Colvin fouled the first pitch he saw from Nationals starter Ross Detwiler off of his foot, but hit an opposite-field single on the next pitch to drive in Dexter Fowler and give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.

Gonzalez entered the game hitting .299/.375/.618 with 18 home runs and 52 runs batted in. He leads the National League in total bases with 155 and runs scored with 52. He is the second Rockies star player in the past two seasons to be hit with a line drive while standing on deck. Troy Tulowitzki took a ball off the knee from Dexter Fowler in San Francisco last May.

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