Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp falls on his back after trying to catch a two-run home run by Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Iannetta during
Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp falls on his back after trying to catch a two-run home run by Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Crisp was taken out of the game after the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ( Mark J. Terrill )

ANAHEIM — Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp came off the field in the bottom of the fifth inning with a strained neck after crashing into the left-center field wall in Angel Stadium.

Crisp was running headlong in pursuit of a deep fly ball hit by Angels' catcher Chris Iannetta. The center fielder actually caught the ball, but when his momentum carried his glove hand past the top of the wall, he couldn't hang on and Iannetta wound up with a two-run homer, the first runs of the game.

Crisp came away from the fence at a wobbly trot, then went to the ground in left-center field, where the A's outfielders, medical staff and manager Bob Melvin went to tend to him.

After a few minutes, Crisp was able to walk off the field well enough. He's dealt with neck problems for a couple of months since running into the wall in the Coliseum. His status is considered day-to-day.

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