Colorado Rockies assistant trainer Scott Gehret, left, escorts starting pitcher Yohan Flande, center, from the game with pitching coach Stephen Foster, after Flande was hit in the left leg by San Diego Padres batter Jedd Gyorko's line drive in the third i
Joe Mahoney
September 19, 2015

DENVER (AP) Colorado Rockies pitcher Yohan Flande has left his start against the San Diego Padres in the third inning after being struck in the left leg by a line drive off the bat of Jedd Gyorko.

Flande was falling forward in his follow-through Saturday night when the ball hit him squarely on the leg near his knee. The ball rolled into foul territory between third and home, and Gyorko wound up with a double.

Clearly favoring his left leg, Flande was briefly examined on the field by a trainer before being escorted to the clubhouse for treatment.

The team later said X-rays were negative, and Flande has a bruised patellar tendon.

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