Corey Brown's sprained ankle not a 'huge concern'
Tuesday, March 1, 2011; 5:11 PM
Outfielder Corey Brown sprained his left ankle this afternoon after sliding into a New York Mets catcher while trying to score on a groundball to first by Bryce Harper. Brown, one of the players the Nationals received in the trade that Josh Willingham to the Oakland A's, left the game after being tended to by athletic trainer Lee Kuntz. The Nationals believe Brown's swollen ankle suffered a mild sprain. He will miss a few days, but both the team and Brown expect him back roughly by the end of the week. Manager Jim Riggleman called it a "mild" sprain. Brown hobbled from the trainer's room to the clubhouse on crutches. But when he left, he limped out of Space Coast Stadium without crutches. "It's just a sprained ankle," Brown said. "I don't think it's a huge concern."