Rays lose Myers to wrist injury

Myers and Jennings collide going after a hit by Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski at Fenway Park. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers, who is sidelined with a wrist injury, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture and will miss five-to-six weeks, MLB.com reports.

Myers was placed on the disabled list Sunday after colliding with outfielder Desmond Jennings in an attempt to run down a fly ball during the final play of Friday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

He will be in a cast for the rest of June in an effort to heal his ailing wrist, but reports indicate that the 23-year-old will not require surgery, which means he likely will be able to return at some point this season.

The news that Myers will miss approximately two months is a significant blow to the Rays. The 2013 American League rookie of the year had five home runs and three stolen bases so far this season.