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Athletics injury update: Coco Crisp day-to-day with neck strain, no concussion

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Coco Crisp sustained a neck strain as he fell on this play at the wall.
Coco Crisp sustained a neck strain as he fell on this play at the wall.
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In the bottom of the fifth inning in the August 29 game against the Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp sustained a neck strain leaping at the wall in left center field. Crisp initially had caught the ball, but the impact knocked the ball out of his glove, resulting in a two-run home run for Angels catcher Chris Iannetta (link to video at mlb.com). Crisp walked off the field under his own power, and was replaced by Craig Gentry.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle notes that A's manager Bob Melvin is not yet sure of the severity of Crisp's injury:

With rosters expanding soon, it is unlikely the Athletics will elect to place Crisp on the disabled list, and will wait to see if his condition improves.