David Freese in accident

Wildwood (@KSDKSports) -- St. Louis Cardinals 3rd baseman David Freese is said to be physically okay, after his SUV slammed into a tree Thursday afternoon. 

Freese told a St. Louis County police supervisor that he was attempting to avoid striking a deer along Wildhorse Creek Road at Rieger Road, about 2:30 p.m. 

When police arrived to investigate, Freese was already standing outside of his 2011 Range Rover.  He did not require any medical treatment, according to a St. Louis County police spokesman.

Investigators say Freese was not impaired in any way.

Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak expect Freese will meet with a member of the team's medical staff to make sure Freese was not injured in the crash.