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J.A. Happ Injury: Out of hospital, on crutches

An update on Jays pitcher J.A. Happ, who is in recovery following a line drive to his head on Tuesday night.


Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was released from the hospital on Wednesday morning with a bandage wrapped around his head, a brace on his right knee and using crutches to walk, after being hit with a line drive off of the bat of Desmond Jennings on Tuesday night. The team released a statement saying that Happ suffered a head contusion and a laceration to his right ear.

Happ's condition was upgraded from "fair" to "good" on Wednesday morning before his release.

With one out in the bottom of the second inning and two runners on against the Rays, Jennings scorched a 3-1 pitch right back to the mound, striking Happ on the right side of his head before he had a chance to react. Both runners scored and Jennings wound up at third base while everyone was stunned and concerned for Happ.

The game was delayed for 11 minutes while trainers and paramedics worked on Happ and carted him off of the field to take him to the hospital.

The Blue Jays rallied for five runs over the final three innings to win the game, 6-4.

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