The extent of Rockies pitcher Ryan Feltner’s accidents have been disclosed Sunday after he took a line drive to the pinnacle Saturday night time.
The 26-year-old righty suffered a “small skull fracture” and a concussion, with hopes to be launched on Sunday afternoon, Rockies supervisor Bud Black advised reporters on Sunday.
“Feltner was able to communicate with players via text while at the hospital last night where he stayed under observation,” AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain host Jenny Cavnar wrote on Twitter.
Black additionally stated, “the feeling is that it could have been worse.”
In the second inning of the Phillies’ 7-4 win on Saturday, Philadelphia’s proper fielder Nick Castellanos lined a 1-0 slider again to the mound at 92.7 mph, hitting the again proper of Feltner’s head.
Feltner instantly dropped to the bottom, hat off, and holding the again of his head.
The ball deflected towards first baseman C.J. Cron, who grabbed the ball and raised his arms up as he made his approach to the mound.
Castellanos was protected with a single.
After the incident, the group was silent as Feltner was mendacity on his abdomen whereas being tended to by Colorado’s coaching workers.
He ultimately sat up, helped to his toes, and the group cheered him off the sector with the assistance of workers members.
“There was a part of me that wanted to go to the mound, but I guess the baseball player takes over and you run to first,” Castellanos stated after the sport. “As soon as I touched first, I turned around and was really hoping what just happened didn’t happen.”
“A lot of remorse, concern, worry. I don’t know, I’ve turned into a softy since I had kids. I don’t like stuff like that,” he added.
Feltner gave up 4 runs, 4 hits and 4 walks earlier than exiting the sport.