Rockies pitcher has surgery for neck injury
Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio
August 6th, 2011
07:03 PM ET

Rockies pitcher has surgery for neck injury

Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio had surgery Saturday after he was struck by a line drive and suffered a neck fracture, according to the team.

Nicasio was "resting comfortably" at a Denver hospital following surgery to stabilize a fracture to the C-1 vertebra in his neck, the Rockies said in a statement.

He will remain hospitalized as he recovers, the Rockies said.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. drap

    I hope he recovers..the batter was probably hopped up on HGH! BTW..what was Mickey Mantles favorite inning?
    The bottom of the fifth... .

    August 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    what a pain in the neck.... i'd rather get hit in the neck than take a line drive to the nads

    August 7, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    @drap: droll.

    August 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. drap

    @ banasy..That maybe true,I do get droll from time to time..but I always make sure I have a designated droller to get me home... .BTW Mickey had one of he most beautiful swings in baseball... .

    August 8, 2011 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |