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Tyler Colvin: "I want to let everyone know that I'm doing OK"

Sep 20, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT

Tyler Colvin remains in stable condition at a Miami hospital after his chest was punctured by a broken bat yesterday and released a statement this afternoon updating his status:

I want to thank Cubs fans for their support all season, especially right now, and let everyone know that I’m doing OK. I also want to thank everyone who has helped take care of me here in Miami–the Cubs and Marlins training and medical staffs, the EMTs at the ballpark, and everyone here at the hospital.

You never want to have a season end early, and I’m disappointed that I’m not going to be able to make it through the finish line with the rest of my teammates. That being said, I couldn’t be more thankful for the Cubs organization, my teammates and the opportunity to play for Cubs fans my rookie season. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Colvin needed a chest tube to prevent a collapsed lung and is expected to spend several more days in the hospital, but luckily seems to have avoided a very serious injury by a matter of inches. He finishes his rookie season hitting .254/.316/.500 with 20 homers in 394 plate appearances.

  1. Omega - Sep 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    My thoughts are with him and his family, friends and team mates today. Here is to a speedy and full recovery, and as a Cubbie, he now knows this all too well ‘There’s always next year!’ ;-)

  2. The Common Man - Sep 20, 2010 at 3:09 PM

    Almost had a collapsed lung. And yet…he still scored. That’s a man’s man right there.

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