New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (7) can't reach a ball bunted foul by Atlanta Braves pitcher Williams Perez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
John Bazemore
June 20, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud hyperextended his left elbow and left Saturday night's game against the Atlanta Braves after being knocked to the ground in a collision at home plate.

The collision occurred in the sixth inning as Atlanta's A.J. Pierzynski scored from third on pinch-hitter Pedro Ciriaco's fly ball to left field. As Pierzynski ran to the plate without a slide, his left leg appeared to hit d'Arnaud's left arm as the catcher dropped the throw, giving Atlanta a 5-4 lead. The contact knocked d'Arnaud to the ground.

The Mets said d'Arnaud's status is day to day with the hyperextended elbow. X-rays were negative.

The injury comes only 10 days after d'Arnaud returned from a fractured right hand. He was on the disabled list from April 21 to June 10.

With a trainer at his side, d'Arnaud needed a few minutes before finally rising to his feet and leaving the field. Kevin Plawecki replaced d'Arnaud - who had a two-run single and a homer in the game - behind the plate.

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