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Wanna see a picture of Aroldis Chapman’s stapled head?

Mar 21, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the head by a Salvador Perez line drive on Wednesday night, suffering fractures above his left eye and nose. He underwent surgery on Thursday to repair the fractures and had a metal plate inserted on the bone above his left eye to stabilize the fracture.

Thankfully, Chapman is expected to make a full recovery. In fact, he could resume working out in 10-14 days, and enter game conditions within four to six weeks.  That means we could see Chapman back in regular season action some time in June if everything goes according to schedule.

In the meantime, Chapman is in good spirits. He posted a picture to Instragram of the staples he had inserted around his head. Normally, I’d just embed the picture, but if you’re a touch squeamish as I am, you might not want the unexpected sight. So click here if you’d like to see what his head looked like shortly after the surgery.

Chapman captioned the picture with the following caption:

Mi gente todo esta bien gracias a dios ya salimos de todo tipo de problema estoy aquí esperando q me den de alta

According to a Spanish-speaking Redditor, that loosely translates to, “My people, everything is good, thank god. We have already passed all the problems and I am here awaiting my release (from the hospital).”

  1. corky2141 - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Had a female friend hit in the eye with a field hockey ball and had similar surgery. Forgot that they peel your skin down from top of your head so not to leave the scar on your face when all is said and done.

  2. jkcalhoun - Mar 22, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “keeping your head together.”

  3. 1harrypairatesties - Mar 22, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Oh man, that’s gotta suck big time.

  4. paulydefense - Mar 22, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    Cuban Frankenstein

  5. spudchukar - Mar 22, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    Just started a new piercing fad.

  6. asimonetti88 - Mar 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Wow that’s no joke of a surgery! Glad he is doing well.

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