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#1swisher
08-21-2013, 04:57 PM
In the top of the sixth after being hit in right jaw by a 90 mph fastball from New York Mets (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/nym) left-hander Jonathon Niese (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/8333).

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/21/jason-heyward-leaves-game-after-being-hit-in-the-side-of-the-head-with-a-pitch/

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/braves-jason-heyward-hit-jaw-192848955--mlb.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

doublem23
08-22-2013, 11:19 AM
After taking a fastball to the face and breaking his jaw in 2 places

Probably the scariest sight I've seen on a baseball field since that horrific Mike Cameron-Carols Beltran collision a few years back

http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/visual/whatshot/heywardhbplong.gif

A 4-6 week recovery jeopardizes his ability to play in the postseason, as they start in about 6 weeks.

BleacherBandit
08-22-2013, 11:50 AM
i'm assuming his cheek is fractured? god, there is no worse sight in baseball than a HBP to the head or a comebacker.

#1swisher
08-22-2013, 06:08 PM
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Jason Heyward underwent surgery today to repair his fractured jaw. Two plates were placed in his jaw, one plate on each fracture site.

[/URL][URL="https://twitter.com/Braves/status/370607864840089602"] (https://twitter.com/Braves) Heyward's procedure was performed today by Dr. Glenn Maron in Atlanta, Ga.


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