Aroldis Chapman had titanium plate inserted into head, will miss at least 4-6 weeks
The Cincinnati Reds closer was hit in the face by a line drive during a spring training game and was taken to the hospital. The team said Thursday that Chapman underwent surgery and had a titanium plate inserted into his head to stabilize a fracture.
He can begin working out in 10-14 days and can pitch in game conditions in 4-6 weeks.
The Reds’ team doctor says Chapman has a mild concussion but no other brain injuries, thankfully.
I know that inserting screws and plates into people during operations is standard medical procedure, but it’s still pretty gnarly to think about him walking around with a metal plate in his dome. At least he shouldn’t be out too long, which is great news.