Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman shares photo showing staples in his head

03/21/2014 3:43 PM

03/21/2014 3:44 PM

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.


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