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Reds’ Chapman ‘Lucky’ To Have Only Broken Bone

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GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds signs autographs for fans before the game against the Cleveland Indians at Goodyear Ballpark on February 27, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

GOODYEAR, AZ – FEBRUARY 27: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds signs autographs for fans before the game against the Cleveland Indians at Goodyear Ballpark on February 27, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game.

Team doctor Tim Krenchek called Chapman “a very lucky guy.”

Krenchek says a metal plate will be inserted in the bone and will remain there permanently. He says Chapman has a very mild concussion but no other brain injury and no injury to his eye.

Kansas City’s Salvador Perez lined Chapman’s 99 mph fastball into the pitcher’s face in Wednesday night’s game. Chapman collapsed to the ground, moaning in pain and kicking his feet, then was taken off the field by stretcher.

Catcher Brayan Pena was with Chapman Thursday morning and says the pitcher was in good spirits.

 

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