Photo Credit: @SportsRebo Buffalo Bisons catcher Payton Henry was hit by the backswing of an opposing player in Minor League Baseball action on Friday. Photo Credit: @SportsRebo

A minor league game on Friday between the Buffalo Bison and Syracuse Mets — Triple-A affiliates of the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets, was called early after a scary injury to Buffalo catcher Payton Henry.

Syracuse’s Pablo Reyes appeared to lose control of his bat on a swing. The bat hit Henry in the head and the catcher fell back immediately. Medical staff rushed to Henry’s aid. He was put onto a stretcher and taken off of the field.

Video of the incident can be seen below.

Buffalo shared on X (formerly Twitter) that the game had been called and that Henry was being taken to a hospital.

A later update revealed, “Payton is currently alert and appropriately responsive. We will share any further information as it becomes available.”

[Buffalo Bisons on X, Photo Credit: @SportsRebo]

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