A head injury is something to never take lightly and Matt Shoemaker quickly realized this over the weekend.
The Los Angeles Angels pitcher was hit in the head by a line drive on Sunday in Seattle. He was diagnosed with a small skull fracture and hematoma and due to the bleeding increasing, underwent emergency surgery.
General Manager Billy Eppler said the surgery was successful and that Shoemaker was speaking. He will remain in Seattle until he is healthy enough to travel back to Southern California.
According to Eppler, “The CT scan confirmed or when they actually did the operation that confirmed where the bleeding was. They were able to access that area. They were able to seal it, stop the bleeding. He was wheeled back up into recovery and is recovering fine.”