Cubs Player Impaled by Broken Bat

By MXL on 9/20/2010 05:11:00 PM

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L-R: Leftfielder Tyler Colvin, Pitcher Jeff Samardzija

From Chicago Breaking Sports:

MIAMI - Tyler Colvin is in stable condition at a local hospital after being impaled in his upper left chest by a piece of broken bat during Sunday's game at Sun Life Stadium. ...

He's being treated for pneumothorax, a puncture of the chest cavity, which allowed air into the chest wall and the potential of a collapsed lung. A tube was inserted into the wound, and Colvin is resting comfortably, but will remain hospitalized for 2-3 days for further examination, and manager Mike Quade said he will not play again this season. ...

There was no immediate word on the depth of the wound, though it was only a few inches from his heart, and his neck, and could've been much more serious. The sharp end of the larger piece of Castillo's broken bat is what went into Colvin's chest, but it did not stick into the chest.

Marlins catcher Mike Rivera said it was scary and looked like "he was being stabbed."

That's some Final Destination shit right there. I can't stand the damn Cubs, but I hope this kid's OK.

Watch the video of Colvin's injury after the stretch.


Supplier: Chicago Breaking Sports & HuffPo

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