It was a scary scene at Petco Park during the fifth inning of Thursday’s game between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres.

Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar was taken off the field on a stretcher after a collision with San Diego rookie infielder C.J. Abrams in the top of the fifth. Profar took a knee to the head from Abrams in the collision.

Profar initially tried to walk off the field, but he collapsed to the ground before being stretchered off the field. He pumped his fist and smiled while being taken off the field.

The Padres announced that Profar has been transported to a San Diego area hospital for further evaluation.

The 29-year-old has been putting together a good season for the Padres, valued at 1.7 wins above replacement (WAR) per FanGraphs, good for third among San Diego’s position players. Profar was the consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball ahead of the 2013 season in the Texas Rangers’ farm system.

UPDATE: On Friday, the Padres announced that Jurickson Profar has been diagnosed with a concussion and a cervical (neck) strain. He was discharged from the hospital.

[Photo Credit: NBC Sports Bay Area]

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