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Indians pitcher Cam Hill shares pic from hospital bed after car accident

Cleveland Indians pitcher Cam Hill was involved in a car accident Monday that left him hospitalized with minor injuries and could impact his availability early on in the 2021 MLB season.

Details are scant at the moment, but the accident that occurred in Tulsa, Okla., required Hill to undergo surgery on his throwing wrist, according to WKYC.

The Indians later relayed surgery on Hill’s lunate bone, located in the mid-carpal joint, went “as expected.”

Hill shared a photograph of himself in a hospital bed where he is said to be resting comfortably. Hill also posted a photo of the significant damage his vehicle sustained in the accident.

“Had a car accident yesterday, very blessed to only bang up my wrist,” Hill wrote on Instagram. “Surgery went really well, most importantly the others involved in the accident were all okay. Looking forward to challenge of getting back & ready for the beginning of the 2021 season.” 

Originally selected in the 17th round of the 2014 draft, the 26-year-old Hill made his MLB debut on July 26 during the pandemic-compromised 2020 MLB season. In 18 appearances, Hill posted a 2-0 record with a 4.91 ERA and 0.873 WHIP across 18 1/3 innings.