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Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio undergoes neck surgery after being struck in head by line drive

Aug 6, 2011, 1:15 PM EST

Juan Nicasio

Struck in the head by an Ian Desmond line drive last night, Colorado pitcher Juan Nicasio underwent neck surgery this morning and the Rockies issued a statement saying he’s “resting comfortably.”

Desmond’s comebacker hit Nicasio on the right side of his head, instantly knocking him to the ground. He was carted off the field on a stretcher, but was able to move his limbs and according to the Associated Press today’s surgery was “to stabilize a fracture.”

We’ll have further updates as more information is known about Nicasio’s status.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 6, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Got my fingers crossed hard for this kid. Bad, bad place to get hit.

  2. jonirocit - Aug 6, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Good luck to Juan and his family .

    • bambam08 - Aug 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM

      My thoughts are with him & I hope he has a speedy recovery.

  3. Kanonen80 - Aug 6, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    I’m wondering if he hurt his neck when he hit the ground. It looks like the ball knocked him out for a second and he went down head first into the ground.

    Best wishes to Juan and a speedy recovery.

  4. davem23 - Aug 6, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    It was pretty late here in DC when I was watching the game, when it happened it really jared me and I was glad he was alert afterward because it really looked like it hit him in the temple area. Hopefully he will have a full recovery. Our prayers are with him.

    (NatsFan)

  5. denverdude7 - Aug 6, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Come back soon Juan.
    South Carolina wishes you a speedy recovery.

  6. seanb20124 - Aug 7, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Get better mate

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