Player Recovering From Broken Bat Injury
September 23, 2010 9:58 AM
Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is out of the hospital after he was punctured by a broken bat last weekend. Colvin was released from a Miami hospital Wednesday, and will return to his home in South Carolina. He is expected to recover, but will miss the rest of the season. Colvin was on third base in the second inning of last Sunday’s game against the Florida Marlins, when teammate Welington Castillo hit a broken bat ground-rule double. Part of the bat caught Colvin on his left side as he ran home. The piece pierced his skin just below the collarbone. Colvin was rushed to a hospital, where he was treated to prevent a collapsed lung since air entered his chest wall. He ended his season hitting .254 with 20 home runs and 56 RBIs.