A Rays Minor League Game Was Suspended Tonight When Pitcher Tyler Zombro Was Struck in the Head with a Line Drive (UPDATE: He’s In Stable Condition)
Awful, awful news tonight: Durham Bulls pitcher Tyler Zombro was hit in the head by a line drive, immediately went down to the ground, began convulsing, and was ultimately taken to the hospital.
Descriptions of the scene are terrifyingly graphic, and so, after finding the video myself, I’ve decided not to share it. Truly, even if you have a strong stomach, I do not suggest looking it up. No one needs to see that, including his family and friends. Suffice it to say he was immediately stretchered off the field, as players from both teams looked on in horror, knelt, and prayed. The game was postponed.
Durham Bulls pitcher Tyler Zombro took a line drive into the head, fell face first and started convulsing on the ground. The game has stopped as players are praying and kneeling on the field. Stretcher is out at the DBAP.
— Chris Lea – WRAL-TV (@ChrisLeaTV) June 4, 2021
Here are some images of the players watching, which is as far as we’ll go.
Grim scene in Durham right now. Tyler Zombro, pitching for the Bulls, went down hard after a comebacker to the face. He was shaking uncontrollably before taken off the field via stretcher a few minutes later. Stunned silence.
Update: game has been called pic.twitter.com/9P32SGHArv
— MiLB Tonight (@MilbTonight) June 4, 2021
I’ll update this post if more information comes out, but for now, let’s all keep him and his family in mind.
UPDATE: This is a huge relief. Tyler Zombro is reportedly in stable condition at Duke University Hospital:
Tyler Zombro is in stable condition at Duke University Hospital in Durham, according to a Rays release. He is undergoing treatment and observation there.
— Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) June 4, 2021
Statement from @RaysBaseball on Tyler Zombro pic.twitter.com/6Kk4YpsnUP
— Rays The Roof Network (@RaysTheRoofTB) June 4, 2021