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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aroldis Chapman shares Instagram picture of staples in his head

Aroldis Chapman is on his way to recovering from the traumatic experience of being hit in the face by a line drive during a spring training game on Wednesday.

Chapman should be able to begin throwing in about two weeks, and he could begin playing in game conditions in 4-6 weeks, the Reds’ team doctor said Thursday.

Chapman had a metal plate inserted into his head to stabilize the fractures from being hit in the face. Apparently a ton of staples were needed as part of the procedures. The Cincinnati Reds closer shared a picture on Instagram of how it looked. It’s pretty grizzly, so we’ve shared it below.

Aroldis Chapman staples head

It’s really a wonder that he’ll be back so quickly.

Here’s the note Chapman posted along with the picture:

“Mi gente todo esta bien gracias a dios ya salimos de todo tipo de problema estoy aquĆ­ esperando q me den de alta”

That translates to: “My people all is well and thank god we left all kinds of problems I’m here waiting I to be discharged”



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