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Oakland A’s ace Chris Bassitt suffered a scary injury on Tuesday night when he took a line drive directly to the head.
Bassitt collapsed to the ground in obvious pain and was eventually carted off of the field. Now, we know the severity of the injuries which will require surgery in the coming days.
On Wednesday, the Athletics provided a statement that revealed Bassitt suffered a broken cheekbone and stitches for facial lacerations.
“Chris was released from Rush University Medical Center last night,” a statement from the team read. “He received stitches for two facial lacerations and was diagnosed with a displaced tripod fracture in his right cheek that will require surgery. An exam of his right eye was normal for vision and no other damage is currently noted in the eye or the orbital bone. In addition, a head CT scan revealed no further injury.
“We are grateful to the White Sox, their medical staff, and the doctors and nurses at Rush [University Medical Center] for their excellent care.”
Bassitt will undergo surgery in three to five days when the swelling goes down.