Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Juan Nicasio was carted off the field tonight after being hit in the head by a line drive.Nicasio laid motionless on the pitcher’s mound for several minutes before medical staff took him off on a stretcher and golf cart.
He was struck in the right side of the face by a ball hit by Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond in the second inning.
Nationals reporter Adam Kilgore tweeted that Nicasio was resting comfortably at the hospital and he reportedly was moving around and talking after regaining consciousness, but the extent of the damage (if there is any) is not yet known.
Here’s a video replay of the incident from MLB Network:
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