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Dustin Fowler Carted Off With Leg Injury Less Than An Inning Into His Major League Debut [UPDATE]

Dustin Fowler’s debut in the bigs ended as quickly and disastrously as one could imagine as the rookie Yankees outfielder crashed into the wall in foul territory in Chicago and had to be carted off with what appears to be a serious leg injury.


Tonight’s game started three hours late due to a weather delay; Fowler’s injury came two outs into the bottom of the first inning. He was scheduled to lead off the top of the second.

If information on Fowler’s condition becomes available, we’ll update.

Update (12:06 a.m.): Fowler will have surgery tonight due to suffering an open rupture of the right patellar tendon. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.

[CSN Chicago]

Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.