Updated: Braves’ Dansby Swanson exits after being hit on helmet


Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson left Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox after he was hit on the helmet in the second inning.

Swanson will not be put in the concussion protocol and is day-to-day, said Braves manager Brian Snitker after a 5-1 loss to the Red Sox.

Swanson was hit by an 85 miles per hour pitch from Rick Porcello. Swanson stayed down for a moment but got up to take first base. He was attended to by a trainer halfway down the base line.

Swanson was removed from the game. Charlie Culberson entered as a runner and then took over at shortstop.

Snitker said Swanson is sore and experienced ringing in his ears after being hit.

“It’s protocol now,” Snitker said of removing Swanson from the game. “They don’t mess with it, which I’m glad they don’t. You should never take a chance with a hit on the brain. It was absolutely the right thing to get him out of there.”

Swanson was unavailable to the media following the game per major league baseball rules.


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