Dexter Fowler Sprains Ankle; X-Rays Negative

August 22, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler (24) grabs his leg after injuring himself at second base during the fourth inning of a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler sprained his ankle on Wednesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. X-rays came up negative.

The Colorado Rockies' Dexter Fowler sprained his ankle during the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles and had to leave the contest.

In fortunate news for Colorado, X-rays taken immediately afterward were negative. Via the Rockies' Twitter account:

Fowler was hurt after he hit a single and rolled his ankle going into second base on a throw to third. He had to be helped off the field by a pair of trainers.

His stats heading into the game reflect a breakout season: .306/.392/.499 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs in 435 at-bats. The Rockies have been injury-addled all season long.

For more on the Rockies, be sure to check out Purple Row and SB Nation Denver. And, for more MLB coverage, stay with to Baseball Nation.

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