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Monday, June 18, 2018

Aroldis Chapman had titanium plate inserted into head, will miss at least 4-6 weeks

Aroldis ChapmanAroldis Chapman might not be out too long despite his scary medical situation on Wednesday night.

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.

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