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An MLB catcher suffered neck and knee injuries after a brutal, possibly illegal collision mid-game

An MLB catcher suffered neck and knee injuries after a brutal, possibly illegal collision mid-game
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July 18
18:082017

An MLB catcher suffered neck and knee injuries during a brutal home plate collision








Sam Belden
Jul 18th 2017 1:50PM















Home plate collisions have been phased out of baseball — mostly. There are still select scenarios in which a baserunner is allowed to railroad the catcher, leading to moments that remind us of just how dangerous the play is.One such moment occurred during Monday's game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers. Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl, attempting to score from second on a Francisco Cervelli single, ran over Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt, causing the recently acquired backstop to exit the game.Check out the play in the video below.Vogt stayed in position long enough to lay down the tag, but the hard collision with Kuhl caused him to topple to the ground. Note his left leg, which was bent backwards on the play.Vogt walked off the field under his own power and was evaluated for injuries to his left knee and neck, according to the Brewers. They have yet to announce a timetable for his return. Kuhl was shaken up but able to remain in the game.











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Jul 17, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl (39) is tagged out on a collision at home plate with Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt (12) during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Vogt would leave the game. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports










Jul 17, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl (39) is tagged out on a collision at home plate with Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt (12) during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Vogt would leave the game. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports










Jul 17, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brent Suter (top left) checks on catcher Stephen Vogt (bottom left) as Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) checks on starting pitcher Chad Kuhl (39) after a collision at home plate during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Vogt would leave the game. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports










PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 17: Stephen Vogt #12 of the Milwaukee Brewers is checked out by trainers after a collision at home plate with Chad Kuhl #39 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning during the game at PNC Park on July 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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