Braves prospect Braxton Davidson went from celebration to confusion and pain in a matter of seconds Saturday.
Davidson hit a 10th-inning, walk-off home run to give the Peoria Javelinas a 3-2 win over Salt River in the Arizona Fall League championship game.
But something strange happened as Davidson trotted around the bases. Rounding third, he jumped in the air a few times, then came up lame and hopped across home plate on one foot.
With this walk off blast from @Braves Braxton Davidson, the Peoria Javelinas have won the 2018 AFL Championship! pic.twitter.com/g9f2NPHlRC
— Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) November 17, 2018
Davidson later had to be assisted from the field and was taken to a hospital to be a checked for a possible left-foot fracture, according to MLB.com.
#Braves Braxton Davidson hits walkoff homer in @MLBazFallLeague championship game. However he had to be helped off the field, was saying “I broke my foot” after he got to home plate. @MLBPipeline pic.twitter.com/KO5WcITzm6
— William Boor (@wboor) November 17, 2018
MLB.com’s William Boor reported that after Davidson reached home plate, he said “I broke my foot.”
The 22-year-old first baseman hit 20 home runs this season for the Braves’ Single-A Florida Fire Frogs.