Jason Heyward Suffers Broken Jaw After Being Hit With Pitch (GIF)

by NESN Staff

August 21, 2013

Jason Heyward left Wednesday’s game against the Mets in the top of the sixth inning after getting hit in the jaw by a pitch.

The right fielder was up to bat with two outs in the sixth when a 90-mph fastball from John Niese struck the side of Heyward’s face. Heyward stumbled to the ground, clearly dazed, and was immediately tended to by a trainer. After lying on his back for a few moments, Heyward was able to walk off the field with the help of trainer Jeff Porter.

Heyward was examined by the Mets team doctors before being transported to a local hospital to undergo X-rays and further tests, according to MLB.com.

Update: MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports that Heyward suffered a broken jaw on the play and will likely miss four to six weeks.

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Check out a video of the scary hit below, with a hat tip to For The Win.


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