|Reds' Chapman 'lucky' to have only broken bone|
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|Thursday, 20 March 2014 06:54|
Team doctor Tim Krenchek called Chapman ''a very lucky guy.''
Krenchek says a metal plate will be inserted in the bone and will remain there permanently. He says Chapman has a very mild concussion but no other brain injury and no injury to his eye.
Kansas City's Salvador Perez lined Chapman's 99 mph fastball into the pitcher's face in Wednesday night's game. Chapman collapsed to the ground, moaning in pain and kicking his feet, then was taken off the field by stretcher.
Catcher Brayan Pena was with Chapman Thursday morning and says the pitcher was in good spirits.