Izturis sprained his ankle while running to first base after hitting a slow grounder to third in the fifth inning. He stayed in the game until the sixth inning, when veteran Mike DeRosa replaced him.
It doesn't appear to be a serious injury, but for the Blue Jays, it's just another injury on top of many others.
"He'll be alright," said manager John Gibbons. "I have no idea [if he can play on Wednesday]."
Tuesday was a banner day for injuries for the Blue Jays. Besides Izturis with a sprained ankle, right fielder Jose Bautista left with a bone bruise in Game 1 of the doubleheader and will be out at least two weeks while he rests.
They join a list of players that includes: Dustin McGowan, Steve Delebar Josh Johnson, Brandon Marrow, Juan Perez, Melky Cabrera, and Colby Rasmus. The team is rightly getting frustrated over each successive injury.
"I know all guys go through injuries, but this is starting to get a little ridiculous," start Mark Buehrle said. "Guys are dropping like flies here. But this is why we play the season. I said that in Spring Training, obviously we look good on paper, but we have to go out there and stay healthy and when certain guys go down, you have to have certain guys step in.
"We're in a situation where we're not doing too good right now, a bunch of guys are falling down and getting hurt and we have to have guys fill in."
Izturis is hitting .236 with five homeruns and 31 RBIs in 106 games. It's 16 games shy of a career high, and this ankle sprain isn't expected to keep him out of the lineup for a long period of time.
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