- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud hyperextended his left elbow and left Saturday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves after being knocked to the ground in a collision at home plate.

The collision occurred in the sixth inning as Atlanta’s A.J. Pierzynski scored from third on pinch-hitter Pedro Ciriaco’s fly ball to left field. As Pierzynski ran to the plate without a slide, his left leg appeared to hit d’Arnaud’s left arm as the catcher dropped the throw, giving Atlanta a 5-4 lead. The contact knocked d’Arnaud to the ground.

The Mets said d’Arnaud’s status is day to day with the hyperextended elbow. X-rays were negative.

The injury comes only 10 days after d’Arnaud returned from a fractured right hand. He was on the disabled list from April 21 to June 10.

With a trainer at his side, d’Arnaud needed a few minutes before finally rising to his feet and leaving the field. Kevin Plawecki replaced d’Arnaud - who had a two-run single and a homer in the game - behind the plate.

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