Red Sox’s Justin Turner ‘feeling very fortunate’ after pitch to face led to hospitalization and 16 stitches
Boston Red Sox Third baseman Justin Turner is on the road to recovery after receiving a positive prognosis following a scary scene during Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers that left him covered in blood and requiring more than a dozen stitches. is
Turner, 38, fell to the ground immediately after being drilled in the face by a pitch Right-hander Matt Manning In the first innings. Bloodied and in obvious pain, Turner lay on the ground as medical staff rushed to his aid.
He was finally able to walk on his own.
Red Sox’s Justin Turner in the hospital after being hit in the face by a pitch
Turner’s wife, Courtney, posted an update on Monday revealing that Two time All Star Needed 16 stitches and was dealing with “extreme swelling,” but his initial scans looked clear.
Then on Tuesday morning, Turner posted his own positive update.
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“Thanks everyone for all the messages and prayers! I feel so blessed to come out of yesterday without a break and all my chiclets intact.”
Turner also thanked the Red Sox and Lee Health medical staff, saying, “I’m going to get back on the field as soon as possible!”
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After spending nine seasons with Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner signed a $15 million, one-year deal with the Red Sox during the offseason. In his final season with the Dodgers, he hit .278 with 13 homers and 81 RBIs in 128 games.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.