"I don't know, it's pretty hard to explain," Sanders said of the play. "I was going after the ball, trying to catch it, and before you know it, my feet got from under me and I ended up ... falling back and hitting my head."Asked if he was dazed after the spill, Sanders said: "I don't know. It's hard to replay that." Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds was the first to arrive at Sanders' side after retrieving the ball, and Edmonds indicated that Sanders was shaken up pretty good. "He couldn't talk. He had no complaints, I just asked him if he was all right and he said, 'No,'" Edmonds said. "That's usually a pretty good sign that someone's a little dizzy. Usually you say yes and then you realize that you're hurt. But he said no right away." Added Weinberg: "He has a slight headache. He was mildly disoriented, but he didn't lose consciousness." Sore but lucid after the game, Sanders was optimistic about Game 3. "Yeah, I'll be fine," he said. Weinberg is reserving judgment until Sanders gets through the flight to Houston and receives treatment Friday. He knows the 37-year-old outfielder took a pretty severe spill, and that's not the same as if he were a 22-year-old outfielder who took a fall like that one. "He's a pretty well-conditioned athlete," Weinberg said. "Then again, he's pretty old, too."
John Schlegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.