Aroldis Chapman has huge row of surgical staples spanning top of head (photo)
Cincinnati Reds closer Ardolis Chapman amazingly will experience no long-term effects as a consequence of being drilled in the head with a line-drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez in a spring training game earlier this week.
Chapman did, however, have to undergo surgery on Thursday where a metal plate was inserted in order to treat a broken bone above his left eye.
The Cuban Missile posted a photo to his Instagram account on Friday disturbingly documenting just how serious of a surgery he had undergone: A gnarly row of massive surgical staples crown the top of his head.
Yamma-freaking-hamma and a sweet sassy molassey thrown in there for good measure.
The post includes the following message (in Spanish, clumsily translated by Google Translate):
My people all is well and thank god we left all kinds of problems I’m here waiting I q discharged
And to think: Chapman is expected to make a fully recovery and recovery time will only be six to eight weeks (although no timetable has been set for his return to baseball).
Crap, it’s going to take me a few weeks to recover from seeing that photo. Jebus.
[H/T Business Insider]