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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Josh Thole Heading to New York for Evaluation (Concussion)

According to the New York Daily News, Josh Thole is expected back in New York today for evaluation after possibly suffering a concussion during a home-plate collision with Ty Wigginton in the Mets’ 5-2 victory over the Phillies last night.

Wigginton was attempting to score from third base on Freddy Galvis’ chopper to mound in the eighth inning. After Thole received Bobby Parnell’s throw, Wigginton lowered his left shoulder and made contact with the catcher’s head.

Thole eventually walked off the field after he lay motionless for about two minutes. Thole was examined by a Phillies team physician and was said to be alert, but experiencing dizziness.

“Ty Wigginton, I’m surprised he didn’t crush [Thole], to be honest,” Mets manager Terry Collins said.

All indications are the Mets will place Thole on the seven-day disabled list for concussions and summon a catcher — either Rob Johnson or Lucas May — from Triple-A Buffalo before tonight’s game.

Mike Nickeas replaced Thole last night and delivered a key double in the team’s ninth-inning rally against Jonathan Papelbon.

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