Alex Cobb suffered a scary injury on Saturday.
Cobb was struck in the head by a line drive that reports indicate traveled 102 mph. The Rays pitcher immediately hit the ground and grabbed his head in pain as his teammates and the team’s medical staff rushed to his aid.
Cobb was eventually taken off the field on a stretcher, but the young hurler avoided a disastrous fate. He only suffered a mild concussion, and he was even well enough to tweet just hours after the incident.
Cobb took to social media to thank everyone for their prayers and support. Like a true competitor, his focus is already on getting back to the mound.
Check out Cobb’s tweet below.
Can't thank everyone enough for the prayers. Was the only way for me to make it out of there ok. Look forward to getting back out there.—
Alex Cobb (@Acobb53) June 16, 2013