Puig fine after scary collision with Kendrick

Dodgers outfielder exits game after taking elbow to chin

Puig fine after scary collision with Kendrick

ANAHEIM -- Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was removed from Thursday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning after his collision with second baseman Howie Kendrick.

Kendrick's left elbow hit Puig in the throat area as a Mike Trout fly ball dropped between them for a triple. Puig went down -- face down -- and stayed that way until the training staff came out. He eventually got up.

It appeared Puig wanted to stay in the game, but he was replaced by Chris Heisey.

Puig was checked by a doctor and the Dodgers said there is no injury. He is expected to be available to play Friday.

Puig waved off media requests as he left the clubhouse, saying only "I'm fine."

Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.