What Is Derek Hill Injury?

What Is Derek Hill Injury?

Derek Hill of the Detroit Tigers left the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning with a left knee injury.

Because the Tigers only have 13 games left in the season, the 25-year-old rookie hyperextended his knee while crossing first base. He could miss the rest of the season.

Detroit Tigers' Derek Hill is helped up off the field during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Ray Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Hill was wheeled off the field after being driven behind home plate in a cart.

Tigers manager AJ Hinch remarked, “He got beat up pretty badly at first base.” “His left knee was causing them anxiety.

I believe he overdid it. We’re not going to waste any time trying to get him off the field because he was uncomfortable.

“Given where we are in the season, I’m not sure how he avoids the (injury list) at this point. We’ll run the tests we routinely run and thoroughly examine him.

He’ll be seen by the doctors here. To say the least, that was a terrible performance.”

Hill singled down the first-base line to start the fifth inning. He was hoping to steal a base against Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough, who threw the ball to Ji-Man Choi at first base.

Hill collided with Choi as he approached the base, fell on the artificial turf, and remained motionless.

Hill was eventually put into the cart by the trainers.

Hill is currently on a tear. In 2021, he batted.259 with three doubles, three triples, three home runs, 14 RBIs, 10 walks, and 42 strikeouts in 49 games while also playing excellent center field.

He’s been on the injured list twice this season, with a right shoulder sprain on June 10 and a left ribcage contusion on August 11.

All three of his injuries have occurred on the field this season.