Aroldis Chapman to have surgery today, plate inserted in head

Mar 20, 2014


Aroldis Chapman is having surgery Thursday to insert a plate and screws above his left eye after being struck in the head by a batted ball Wednesday night, according to Rob Butcher, the Reds' director of media relations.

Chapman, the Reds' left-handed closer, was injured in a game with the Kansas City Royals, when he was struck above the left eye by a Salvador Pena line drive. Chapman had fractures above his left eye and nose.

Team physician Timothy Kremchek said Chapman suffered a mild concussion but his vision was not affected.

He will remain in Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix for a few days. According to Butcher, Chapman could begin throwing on flat ground in two to three weeks and could begin throwing off the mound in six to eight weeks.


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