Poor Ryan Mount can’t catch a break.
The Rancho Cucamonga third baseman got back in the Quakes lineup after missing nine weeks with a foot injury. And what happens? He gets hurt again.
The Ayala High School grad apparently got hurt sliding into third base in the fifth inning, according to manager Carlos Subero.
Not only did Mount not say anything, he stayed in the game. He was serving as designated hitter so he went in the clubhouse and rode a stationary bike to stay loose. He also almost beat out an infield hit later in the game.
“That shows just how tough he is,” Subero said.
At the same time the Quakes were hitting and prepping for a game against Lake Elsinore on Wednesday, Mount was seeing a doctor. Subero said the injury is likely a torn ACL.
Mount turns 27 in 10 days so it is possible that serious of an injury could be career-ending, especially in such a competitive field as professional baseball.
Mount was hitting . 342 and made the all-star team when he was injured. Before last night he last played on May 31.
Mount was in the Angels organization up until last year. Everyone in both organization’s was bummed about the players’ latest setback.
“He’s a great guy and he worked so hard to get back,” Subero said. “We’re all upset for him.”