Cardinals’ Shelby Miller Takes Line Drive off Arm, Leaves Game With Injury (Video)

Shelby Miller‘s start Wednesday night was over as soon as it began.

On his second pitch of the ballgame, the Cardinals right-hander was struck in the elbow of his throwing arm by a Carl Crawford line drive, clearly causing him some serious pain.

Miller was examined at the mound by team doctors before exiting the game. Initial X-rays of the elbow showed no broken bones, and the team gave a tentative diagnosis of a right elbow contusion.

In just his first full season, the 22-year-old has compiled an 11-7 record through 22 starts and ranks second among St. Louis’ highly touted starting pitchers with a 2.89 ERA.

See the hit that knocked Miller from the game in the video below.