Mets star Edwin DĂ­az injures knee while celebrating win in World Baseball Classic

New York Mets star closer Edwin Díaz suffered a knee injury Wednesday night while celebrating Puerto Rico's win over the Dominican Republic.

The team was jumping up and down and hugging each other following their 5-2 victory at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida, when DĂ­az suffered the injury.

Video showed him limping toward the dugout but he struggled to put weight on his right leg. He eventually used his left leg to hop over to a wheelchair.

DĂ­az's brother and Puerto Rico teammate, Alexis, cried as Edwin was taken off the field.

The Mets said in a tweet late Wednesday that the 28-year-old pitcher had injured his right knee and would undergo testing on Thursday.

"We will update when appropriate," the team said.

Edwin DĂ­az pitched a perfect ninth inning to help Puerto Rico advance to the World Baseball Classic quarterfinals. They will face Mexico on Friday in Miami.


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