After taking a 90 mph fastball to the face during a Friday game, Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. showed off his injuries online this weekend — and they’re not pretty.
To anyone that is concerned as you can see I'm doing fantastic! Blessed to see another day! Always smiling lol pic.twitter.com/C5koD0Z5t9
— Delino DeShields (@LinoDeShields) April 19, 2014
— Diamond DeShields (@DDeShields23) April 19, 2014
The minor league center fielder was struck by the ball on the right side of his face during a game in Frisco, Texas. Miraculously he managed to walk off the field after sustaining the blow.
— Tanner Case (@ctcase10) April 19, 2014
DeShields, the son of a former MLB player, reportedly suffered a fracture:
Luhnow: Delino DeShields has a non displaced maxillary sinus fracture (left cheek). He will be further evaluated today. Absence time TBD
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) April 19, 2014
It’s not clear how long he will be absent.
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