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Dukes injured

In the bottom of the seventh, Elijah Dukes rammed into the left field fence while drifting back to catch a Jay Bruce fly ball. When his right leg hit awkwardly against the padding, he fell to the ground, where he lay for several minutes. While being attended to by the team trainer, Lee Kuntz, Dukes was holding his right knee.

He left the field on a motorized cart, with his right leg extended flat.

I'll update once we know more on his condition. But I don't think it's too speculative to say the injury looked quite serious.

[EDIT, 10:00 p.m.]

The first word on Dukes is that he has a right patella tendon strain, a knee injury. He is being evaluated by the familiar Dr. Tim Kremchek. An MRI will be used to further evaluate the injury.

By Chico Harlan  |  July 5, 2008; 9:25 PM ET
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