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Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio released from hospital after neck surgery and “resting comfortably”

Aug 10, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

Juan Nicasio

UPDATE: The Rockies just issued a statement saying Nicasio has been released from the hospital and “is resting comfortably at home in Denver.” Great news.

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Struck in the head by a line drive Friday night, Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio remains hospitalized following surgery to repair a broken neck but “is definitely moving in the right direction,” according to manager Jim Tracy.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Nicasio “was mobile again, with assistance, for the second consecutive day Tuesday” and “was able to speak briefly on the phone with his mother.”

Renck describes Nicasio’s progress as “incremental improvement” from the fractured vertebra in his neck, which teammate Troy Tulowitzki called “the scariest thing he has ever witnessed on a baseball field.”

  1. jdillydawg - Aug 10, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Go Juan. That’s some scary stuff.

  2. natstowngreg - Aug 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Excellent. Best wishes to him.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Aug 10, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    I really hope he gets back to 100%. He’s lucky to be alive with that kind of injury. All the best thoughts for him.

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