tsuyoshi nishioka injured in second base collision

Ouch. On Thursday, during the Minnesota Twins' game against Yankees, second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka was taken out of the game with a fractured bone in his lower left leg after Nick Siwher slid into him. But it looks like he wasn't seriously hurt: Nishioka evaluated, no surgery or cast needed.
It was determined that Nishioka's fibular fracture will not require surgery or a cast, but that a timetable for his return will not be set until the soreness and swelling subsides.

"It's still a fracture, but it's not a huge injury that will force me to miss the season or anything," Nishioka said through translator Ryo Shinkawa. "I just want to get back as soon as possible."

Nishioka has crutches to help him get around.
More here: No surgery for Nishioka over broken leg; could return in 4 to 6 weeks. They're not putting a definite timetable on his return, but it looks like Nishioka will be probably be out for four to six weeks. To see the video of Swisher sliding into Nishioka, go here.

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