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Friday, September 12, 2014

Marlins Injury Update: Giancarlo Stanton not expected to need surgery

By on 9/12/2014 02:15:00 PM

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is not expected to require surgery after Thursday night's terrifying hit-by-pitch, according to the team. Despite suffering lacerations, fractures and dental damage, the team tweeted that the MVP candidate was expected to avoid any surgical procedures and would head back to Miami today:

The news is perhaps as good as it could have been after one of the most unfortunate incidents of the entire season on Thursday night. The chances of Stanton playing again this season still seem slim, but Yahoo's Jeff Passan reported (warning: details in Passan's tweet are not for the faint-hearted!) that the slugger was still hoping to make it back onto the field before the season ends.

It's still not clear what the prognosis is for Stanton, but with no obvious concussion or brain damage, or damage to his eyes, Miami can at least feel a little better about his prospects than they probably did last night. Stanton even tweeted his appreciation for the support he's been shown on Friday. Baseball fans everywhere will hope that the 24-year-old, who is leading the NL in home runs, walks, slugging percentage, total bases and OPS, and the majors in RBI, makes a speedy recovery and can get back on a field soon.

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