Injury: Niese and Sheffield Injuries

Jon Niese left today’s game in the second inning with an injury to his right leg after stretching to receive an attempted double-play relay at first base.

Niese threw one warm up pitch after the play and collapsed in pain.  He was helped off the field by trainers and appeared unable to put any weight on the leg.

…this is completely absurd…

Update, 2:13 pm:

WFAN announced Niese has gone to the hospital for an MRI.

Gary Sheffield left the game with an apparent hamstring injury.

Update, 3:17 pm:

Following the game, Jerry Manuel told reporters that Niese most likely has a tear in the hamstring.

Meanwhile, Manuel said Sheffield felt discomfort in the same hamstring that had been given him trouble earlier in the season.

He said the team will have a better idea on Sheffield, ‘hopefully,’ when they land in San Diego tonight.