UPDATED: Reds Chapman Hit by Line Drive

Updated 34 weeks ago
Aroldis Chapman
Aroldis Chapman

Cincinnati Reds Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek has given an update to the condition of  Aroldis Chapman who was struck by a line drive off the bat of Salvador Perez in the sixth inning of the Reds - Royals Cactus League  contest Wednesday night in Surprise, Arizona.

According to Kremchek, Chapman suffered a mild concussion but his vision is unaffected. Chapman suffered fractures above his left eye and nose.

Today Chapman is scheduled to have surgery to insert a plate and screws above his left eye. He will remain in Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix for a few days.

He could begin throwing on flat ground in 2-3 weeks and could begin throwing off the mound in 6-8 weeks.

 

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Cincinnati Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman was struck by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez in the sixth inning of their Cactus League  contest Wednesday night in Surprise, Arizona.

According to the Reds, Chapman was taken to Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City, where tests indicated fractures above his left eye and nose. He has been transferred to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he will undergo further testing. He will be kept overnight for observation

The Reds will update his condition on Thursday morning.

The game was cancelled with the Royals leading 6-3.

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