Chris Bassitt escaped major injury on Tuesday.
During the night’s Athletics-White Sox matchup, the A’s pitcher was nailed in the head with a comebacker, and was promptly carted off the field.
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Prayers 🙏 for Oakland pitcher Chris Bassitt
This video is not easy to watch. Hope he is OK.
— Frankie Fanta$y (@Frankie_Fantasy) August 18, 2021
On Wednesday morning, the A’s announced that He received several stiches for cuts where the baseball hit him, but thankfully he seems to have missed major damage to his eye.
Bassitt was seen bleeding profusely after the hit.
Here’s the latest on Bassitt’s injury:
Chris Bassitt injury update
The A’s announced on Wednesday that Bassitt would undergo surgery to repair facial fractures sustained by the line drive.
An update from the Athletics on pitcher Chris Bassitt, who was hit in the face with a line drive while on the mound yesterday: pic.twitter.com/c10IXxPWQg
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) August 18, 2021
The pitcher took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to offer thanks and reassurances following the injuryL
From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank the @whitesox and @Athletics staff, front offices, and owners. The support my family and I’ve received has been overwhelming. I’d also like to thank Rush University Medical Center and their staff. God is good. Can’t wait to get back!
— Chris Bassitt (@C_Bass419) August 18, 2021
Shortly after the incident, the A’s reported that Bassitt was conscious and aware, but would be sent to the local medical facility for further evaluation.
Chris Bassitt is conscious and aware, and is on his way to the hospital. We will provide additional information when possible.
— AthleticsPR (@AthleticsPR) August 18, 2021
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that the injury should not affect his eye. He received several stitches and the team will know more about any potential fractures on Wednesday.
Bassitt was on the mound for several minutes after the hit, but was able to move his extremities and was moved onto a cart seat upon exiting the game.