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Miguel Sano avoids serious injury as X-rays reveal a bruised leg

The hits keep on coming for the Twins.

UPDATED

The Twins sent Miguel Sano through X-rays on Tuesday night and the results showed nothing more than a bruised left left for the young slugger. 

Sano was injured while sliding into second base in the second inning of a loss to the Houston Astros. 

"I'm very happy to say that he's doing better than I could have imagined," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "At the time, we weren't sure. His first real impact to the area that was worked on last year with the surgery. He was in a lot of pain. Kind of radiated down all through his ankle, but we got him up here, got him checked out, and it looks like he's got bruising in the leg. We're going to precautionarily put him on crutches here just to keep the weight off for a day. Optimistic that it might not be too long, which I thought wasn't going to be the case when he got carted off the field."

"After the X-rays were done, he was smiling," Molitor added. "I think he was relieved to know he wasn't facing being shut down here with something major."

Original story

Third baseman Miguel Sano suffered an injury and was carted off the field Tuesday night during a game between the Twins and Astros in Houston. 

Sano was visibly in a lot of pain after sliding feet first into second base during the bottom of the second inning. Sano was rolling on the ground before trainers were able to assist him on the field. 

It's difficult to tell what happened, but it's the same leg Sano had a titanium rod surgically implanted into his lower leg less than a year ago, which limited his offseason workouts and is likely part of the reason Sano entered Spring Training out of shape and struggled the first few months of the season before eventually being optioned to Triple-A Rochester to improve. 

We'll have more when information is released. 

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