Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis plans to play through a sprained left ankle in the World Series after suffering the injury during a postgame celebration in the ALCS.
Judging by photos posted on Tuesday, hours before the series is set to begin, the injury is quite painful.
Kipnis rolled his ankle last Wednesday when he celebrated with Francisco Lindor on the field after the final out in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays. He tweeted out a photo which showed the exact moment he sustained what the team is calling a low ankle sprain.
Here are photos, which were posted on the day of Game 1. Ouch.
Kipnis is batting just .167 with seven strikeouts so far this postseason. Game 1 between the Indians and Cubs begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
– Kenny Ducey