In case you missed it earlier this week, Cincinnati Red closer Aroldis Chapman was involved in a scary on-field incident when he took a line drive to the face during a spring training game. The impact broke a bone above Chapman’s left eye, and doctors inserted a metal plate during surgery to stabilize the fracture. Amazingly, Chapman could be back on the mound within 4-to-6 weeks, as the damage was limited to just the broken bone and a mild concussion.
Today, Chapman shared the first photo of his recovery: a freshly-stapled head. That is a lot of staples.