UPDATE: Aroldis Chapman Hit In Head


Scary situation unfolding right now in Arizona as Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman has been hit in the head by a line drive during tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Salvador Perez was the batter that hit the line drive, it appears Chapman had no time to react.

What we do know at this point is Chapman was hit in the face, according to Marty Brennaman it appeared Chapman was hit in the forehead. Chapman remained on the ground for sometime as trainers for both teams attended to him. The paramedics were called in, the cart was brought out on to the field as well. Chapman was placed on a backboard and taken to an ambulance. He was transported to the hospital via ambulance.

Chapman’s dad was in attendance and did rush to the field to attend to his son. Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty also made his way onto the field, that should tell you the severity of the situation.

The game was called upon Chapman’s removal from the field. Umpire Chris Guccione said it was out of respect for Chapman. The final score was Royals 6 Reds 3 after 6 innings.

C. Trent Rosecrans from the Cincinnati Enquire was there covering the game, he kept everyone updated on twitter.

 

 

 

 

Some Reds players and family members have taken to twitter to pray for Chapman.

 

UPDATE: Chapman never loss consciousness, he does have a laceration and a contusion above his left eye.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: Aroldis Chapman appears to be in good spirits this morning at an Arizona Hospital. He did break his nose and fractured his eye socket above his eye. He will undergo surgery for the fracture and will be out 6-8 weeks. The club expects Chapman to make a full recovery however. This is great news for the Cuban Missile.

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