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Franco flips into camera well, exits game

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PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco suffered a scary fall into the camera well along the third-base line in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Fortunately, he said he is fine, other than a bruised right shoulder and tightness in his neck.

Franco flipped completely over the railing and fell hard into the well. Third-base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt and Phillies players immediately waved for help from the Phillies' dugout. Franco eventually emerged and walked back to the dugout on his own.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco suffered a scary fall into the camera well along the third-base line in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Fortunately, he said he is fine, other than a bruised right shoulder and tightness in his neck.

Franco flipped completely over the railing and fell hard into the well. Third-base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt and Phillies players immediately waved for help from the Phillies' dugout. Franco eventually emerged and walked back to the dugout on his own.

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"I mean, I don't know," Franco said, asked what he hit on the way down. "I don't have anything. I feel like I lost everything in that moment. I don't know when I hit the floor or what was going on."

Pedro Florimon entered the game at shortstop. Asdrubal Cabrera moved from shortstop to third.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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