Collin Cowgill suffers broken nose, thumb on bunt attempt gone awry (video)
In a bloody scene of a gruesome mess, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill was the victim of a 2-for-1 injury experience when he suffered a broken thumb and nose on the same pitch during Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
A failed bunt attempt precipitated the nasty injuries when a high and tight pitch from Rangers right-hander Matt West ricocheted off Cowgill’s thumb directly into his nose as he leaned over the plate in a ill-fated bunt attempt during the 8th inning.
Cowgill will undergo surgery on his nose and was placed on the 15-day DL, but he is expected to miss between five and six weeks as a result of the unfortunate and unlucky incident.
A grisly scene ensured as a result of the play, as Cowgill was bleeding profusely from a sizable gash in his nose, although he remained conscious and alert as he was examined by medical staff. Before being taken to the hospital, the outfielder received some stitches at the ballpark to close up the gash.
Makes sense, given this was how he looked shortly after being drilled in the face.
Cowgill took to Twitter on Sunday to thank everyone for their concern and support.
I can’t thank you all enough for the love you’ve shown me after last night. The Doc said it should be an easy fix. I can’t wait to be back.
— Collin Cowgill (@Ccowgill12) July 14, 2014
Serving as a platoon player in the Angels outfield, the 28-year-old has had 200 plate appearance this season — although none as eventual as the one in question — and was hitting .277/.354/.407 to go along with with five home runs and 16 RBI in 200 plate appearances.