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Salvador Perez leaves game after collision, but Royals do not believe left knee is seriously injured

Royals catcher Salvador Perez is checked on before leaving the game after he and third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert collided chasing a foul ball in the ninth inning during Saturday’s baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez is checked on before leaving the game after he and third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert collided chasing a foul ball in the ninth inning during Saturday’s baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Royals catcher Salvador Perez was injured in a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert during the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.

Perez had to be helped off the field by trainer Nick Kenney and Royals manager Ned Yost. The collision came on an infield popup near the third-base line. Perez called for the ball and was in the process of making the catch when Cuthbert ran into his left thigh, spinning him to the ground.

The collision came just two days after the Royals announced that Mike Moustakas will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, sustained last Sunday during a collision with Alex Gordon in Chicago. Gordon is also expected to miss the next three to four weeks after breaking a bone in his wrist.

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