The projections are optimistic, even if the image is still pretty gruesome.
Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman posted a photo of himself Friday on Instagram (h/t Deadspin) after he underwent surgery on Thursday night, a day after Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit him in the head with a line drive during a spring training game.
The procedure took two and a half hours, and involved surgeons inserting a steel plate to repair Chapman’s fractured orbital bone.
The Reds hope Chapman can return in four to six weeks. He can resume playing catch in 10 days.