Toronto, ON – Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeff Niemann suffered a small fracture in his right fibula during Monday's game against Toronto.
Niemann gave up a single and a walk in the first inning, then took a line drive off his right leg from Adam Lind. Niemann got Lind out at first then, after getting checked by a trainer, retired Edwin Encarnacion
He came out for the second inning and started to warm up, but was removed after talking with the trainer and manager Joe Maddon. Cesar Ramos took over duties on the hill.
After the game, the team stated that he was put in a walking boot and was on crutches and that he would be out four to six weeks.
Coming into the game, Niemann was 2-3 with a 3.48 earned run average in six starts.