Mets’ shortstop Ruben Tejada will not need surgery after breaking his leg in a collision with Chase Utley.
The fracture Tejada sustained resulted in a clean break to his right fibula, Collins said.
Utley was suspended two games after MLB determined his slide in Saturday’s game was illegal. However, reports say Utley will be available to play in Game 3 and Game 4 of the series because his appeal is unlikely to be heard before Tuesday’s game.
In the regular season this year, Tejada was batting .261 with 28 RBIs.
The Mets host the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday.