Cubs’ Junior Lake OK after scary collision with Brandon Phillips

SHARE Cubs’ Junior Lake OK after scary collision with Brandon Phillips
SHARE Cubs’ Junior Lake OK after scary collision with Brandon Phillips

MESA, Ariz. – Cubs outfielder Junior Lake went down hard at second base after hitting his head colliding with Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips while advancing on a wild pitch during the fourth inning of the Cubs-Reds game at Sloan Park in Mesa Friday.

Phillips was leaping for a wide throw as Lake arrived at the base. Phillips was unhurt.

Lake, who’s trying to rebound from a poor season and make a much-improved club out of spring training, lay on the ground for a couple minutes being tended to a team trainer.

After being helped up, he left the field under his own power.

Lake suffered only a bruised forehead, said the club, and appeared to be fine.

Albert Almora replaced Lake in the game.

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