Brewers 3B Elian Herrera hurt in collision with teammate

The Milwaukee Brewers suffered a littany of injuries in Saturday's 9-7 loss to the Reds, none more serious than when third baseman Elian Herrera collided with teammate Shane Peterson as they tried to chase down a looping fly ball in left field.

Herrera, left fielder Peterson and shortstop Jean Segura were all going after a ball hit by Cincinnati's Skip Schumaker. Eugenio Suarez scored on the double to tie the game 7-7.

Herrera did not move for more than 5 minutes while being treated by Brewers trainers before being rolled over onto his back. He was placed on a backboard and stretcher and left the field in an ambulance.

After the game, Brewers officials said an X-ray of Herrera's thigh was negative, but he did suffer a deep contusion.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said it was a rough night, but he was pleased to hear that Herrera's injury was not more serious.

"It didn't look good,'' he said. "To get a negative X-ray, I know his spirits are lifted. It's a right thigh contusion, but it's pretty significant. He got hit pretty good.''

After having his knee examined, Peterson left the game and was diagnosed with a bruised knee. He had entered the game as a replacement for Khris Davis, who twisted his ankle.

Peterson said he was just trying to make the catch.

"The game was on the line, neither of us thought we could get to it so we didn't want to call it. It's kind of one of those plays,'' he said. "Everybody was right there and trying to make the catch.''

Counsell said Saturday that Jimmy Nelson will not make his Tuesday start. Nelson, who was struck in the back of the head Thursday night by a liner hit by Tommy Pham of the St. Louis Cardinals, said he was kept in the hospital two days because of small bruise on his brain. Nelson said the bruise was very small and he did not suffer a concussion.

Nelson said he wants to pitch again this season. He suffered from "some cabin fever'' in the hospital and was happy to be back with the team.

"Physically, I feel great,'' he said. "I was lucky enough to turn my head a little bit or that would have hit a worse spot.''

The Brewers will cover Tuesday's game with relievers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.