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)

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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)

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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.

Here are some images of the players watching, which is as far as we’ll go.

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:



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami