Mar
06

Happy Birthday, Frankie

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Update (3:20pm): GM Brian Cashman said the CT scan was negative.

2:33pm: Birthday boy and backup catcher Frankie Cervelli left today’s exhibition game after being hit in the head by a pitch from Blue Jays’ reliever Zech Zinicola in the third inning. The impact was so hard, there was apparently an imprint of the seams left on his helmet. Cervelli suffered a concussion, and has been taken to a hospital for a CT scan. Remember, Cervelli suffered a head injury playing winter ball during the offseason.

We’ll update this post if there’s any more news.

  • bexarama

    The title of this thread just makes me sad. :(

    Hope he’s okay, obviously.

  • FMV

    Giardi sounds optimistic.

    a few days if its not too bad. week or 2 if its more serious.

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    “[T]here was apparently an imprint of the seams left on his helmet.”

    Ouch. Maybe he needs one of these?
    http://www.thefightins.com/wp-.....Helmet.png (SFW)

    • Tom Zig

      Gosh that thing is awful.

      • ROBTEN

        Given his luck at spring training, he might need more than that. Perhaps someone should get him this for his birthday. (SFW)

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn that sucks. Hope he’ll be alright.

    He must hate Spring Training because he’s always getting hurt during it.

  • jramey

    payback is a bitch blue jays

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    Cashman just told Jack Curry on YES that the CT scan was negative. Thank goodness.

  • Babe’s Ghost

    CT negative = no acute bleed, no midline shift

    in other words, not going to the OR. This does not rule out concussion or a late presenting injury.

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    Marc Carig on Twitter:

    “Cervelli seeing doctor Sunday, sp ecialist Monday. CT scan found no bleeding. Girardi concerned about second concussion since November.”

    (http://twitter.com/Ledger_Yank.....0090422449)

    Isn’t that what happened to Ryan Church when he was on the Mets?

    • pat

      Yeah, except Girardi isn’t going to make him fly cross country and force him to play a game or two.

  • Joebrah

    Is it too early to get over Girardi’s case?

    While huddling over an injured Cervelli, within seconds after it happened, did I see Girardi looking at his line-up card?

    I mean, that couldn’t wait like 10-15 seconds?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      The team always comes first, Joebrah.

      (I keed, I keed)