J.A. Happ in Good Condition After Suffering Head Contusion, Laceration to Ear From Line Drive

The baseball world let out a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday morning, after the Toronto Blue Jays reported that pitcher J.A. Happ was in good condition after taking a line drive off his head during Tuesday night’s game.

The Blue Jays sent out a series of tweets early Wednesday saying that Happ had suffered a head contusion and lacerations to his left ear when he took a line drive off the bat of the Rays’ Desmond Jennings. Despite being removed from the field on a stretcher, Happ is expected to be released from the hospital later on Wednesday.

According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, Happ arrived at Bayfront Medical Center in fair condition, and was upgraded to “good” around 6 a.m. Happ also released a statement through the hospital, expressing his appreciation for the support of the baseball community.

“I’m in good spirits, I definitely appreciate the support of the baseball community,” said Happ. “It’s been overwhelming the messages and kind words I’ve been getting. I just want to thank everyone for that, and I look forward to getting back out there soon.”

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