Right-handed pitcher Tanner Hauke (27, Boston Red Sox), who was hit in the face by a batted ball, will eventually be operated on.
ESPN, an American sports channel, announced on the 21st (Korean time) that ‘Hauk will undergo surgery to insert a plate next week to help heal his facial fracture.’ Hauke started in the home game against the New York Yankees on the 17th and was hit in the face by Kyle Higashioka’s 89.7 mile (144.4 km/h) batted ball in the top of the 5th inning.
After collapsing on the ground, he walked into the dugout after checking the trainer. After suturing the wound at his home stadium, Fenway Park, he was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital and received a related examination, but he could not decide whether to undergo surgery for a while. On the 18th, ESPN said, “I am resting at home for now, and I will make a follow-up appointment next week for additional treatment.” As the surgery is finally decided, it is expected that it will take a longer time to return.
Boston manager Alex Cora was relieved that Hauk was hit in the eye and lower temple, saying, “It was a best-case scenario.” Cora also said he was envisioning Hauk returning this season. However, he declined to comment specifically on when Hauk might be able to return.
“It’s scary when somebody gets hit in the head,” said Hauk’s teammate Justin Turner. Turner had 16 stitches after being hit by a pitch in spring training. 먹튀검증
Hauk was selected with the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 draft. He is a promising player who received a contract fee of 2,614,500 dollars (3.34 billion won). He debuted in the big leagues in 2020 and appeared in 66 games (33 starts) in his career, recording 12 wins, 15 losses, 9 saves, and an earned run average of 3.66. His performance this season is 13 games, 3 wins, 6 losses, an average ERA of 5.05. He went 67 and 2/3 innings before being injured.