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Blue Jays Pitcher J.A. Happ Struck In Head With Line Drive

The Toronto pitcher was taken off the field on a stretcher.

During the bottom of the 2nd inning of tonight’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays, pitcher J.A. Happ was struck on the left side of his head by a hard hit line-drive off the bat of Desmond Jennings of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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After the ball hit viciously off Happ’s head, the Blue Jays pitcher covered his face with his glove and fell to the ground.

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Happ was quickly attended to by medical personal, while his teammates as well as the Rays players and fans looked on with concern.

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Fortunately, Happ was able to wave to the crowd who gave him a standing ovation while he was carted off the field on the stretcher.

MIKE CARLSON / AP

Here’s video of the injury. There’s been no update yet on Happ’s condition.

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