Thursday, April 7, 2016

Injury - Kerwin Danley Hit in Helmet by 98 MPH Pitch

Kerwin Danley took a 98-mph fastball to the helmet during the first inning of Wednesday night's Tigers-Marlins game in Miami. With one out and none on in the top of the 1st, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez threw a fastball over the inner half of home plate, missed entirely by catcher J.T. Realmuto and directly off the crown of Danley's hockey-style mask.

After a brief delay and evaluation by training staff, Danley remained in the game. With umpire Joe West's crew scheduled for a regular day off on Thursday, Danley will have an extra day to rest before his next potential game.

Danley's most recent injury behind home plate occurred on May 12, 2015 in Arizona, when he took a foul ball off a 94 mph pitch directly into the center of his HSM; Danley left the game as a result.
In the wake of a 2013 concussion, Danley took a bouncing ball to the facemask and left that game;
In 2009, Danley took a broken bat to the head and left the game on a stretcher after being concussed;
In 2008, Danley was knocked unconscious and removed by ambulance in Los Angeles after taking a 96 mph fastball directly to the jaw portion of his mask.


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