Giancarlo Stanton suffered multiple facial fractures, dental damage
Giancarlo Stanton suffered some serious damage when he was hit in the face by a Mike Fiers 88-mph fastball on Thursday night.
The Miami Marlins stud outfielder suffered multiple facial fractures, dental damage, and a cut that required stitches. He is expected to be released from a Milwaukee hospital on Friday and hopes to return this season, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. The Marlins also do not believe Stanton will need surgery.
Passan shares these nasty details about the injury:
Tooth lodged in cheek. Hole in lip so big doc's index finger fit in it. And get this: Giancarlo Stanton still wants to return this season.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 12, 2014
Yuck. I suppose that sort of thing will happen when you’re hit in the face by an 88-mph pitch though, you know? I’d love to see Giancarlo back in baseball before the end of the season. We all do. He would be one heck of a tough guy to make that happen.