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Alex Gordon leaves Royals-Indians game with possible concussion

Updated: 2013-07-15T15:00:40Z

By BOB DUTTON

The Kansas City Star

Disaster struck the Royals on Wednesday in the top of the sixth inning of their game against Cleveland when the Indians’ Jason Kipnis sent a 2-1 drive to left field that kept carrying.

Alex Gordon retreated, turned and reached for ball — but missed — and fell back into the wall. His head struck a padded post.

Gordon remained on the ground as Kipnis circled the bases for an inside-the-park homer, giving the Indians a 3-1 lead.

As the crowd of 28,534 quieted, trainer Nick Kenney and manager Ned Yost joined teammates who crowded around a dazed Gordon, who barely moved.

Eventually, Gordon walked slowly from the field, accompanied by Kenney.

The Royals later said Gordon had suffered a possible concussion and a bruised hip.

He will be evaluated further today.

To reach Bob Dutton, call 816-234-4352 or send email to bdutton@kcstar.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/Royals_Report.

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