Flores twists ankle, availability in question

Wilmer Flores

Wilmer Flores

#4 3B
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM7
  • HR1

  • RBI9

  • R5

  • OBP.310

  • AVG.259

LOS ANGELES -- Wilmer Flores maintained he will be OK, but the rookie had a severe limp after emerging from the training room following Monday's 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Flores twisted his right ankle while stepping on second base going first-to-third in the second inning. He had the ankle taped after the half-inning and subsequently made a diving stop toward the line on a sharp grounder.

Terry Collins said he would check with Flores pregame Tuesday to determine his availability. Flores said he did not require X-rays or other tests.

"It's just sore. That's it," Flores said. "... I was able to play. ... I think I'll be all right."