C.J. Wilson Hit in the Head by a Comebacker
Sep 6, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson (33) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
With the questions that the Angels have in the back end of their rotation, the last thing they need right now is for either C.J. Wilson or Jered Weaver to get injured. Both pitchers have been workhorses, routinely going over 200 innings per season. With the rest of the rotation still unproven, both pitchers are going to be desperately needed.
Instead, the Angels faced the possibility that Wilson would miss some time. In the middle of throwing live batting practice, Wilson was struck in the head by a comebacker off the bat of Yorvit Torrealba. Although he got right to his feet and wanted to continue pitching, Wilson had some bleeding and was carted off the field for a CT scan.
Fortunately for C.J. Wilson, everything appears to be fine. He tweeted out that he does not have a concussion and that everything is fine. In fact, Wilson has felt good enough to joke about the mishap on Twitter.
It is likely that the Angels will be cautious with Wilson, and give him a couple of days to make sure that there is nothing wrong. For now, however, it appears as though Wilson and the Angels were lucky. As J.A. Happ and Alex Cobb could attest to, this situation could have been much worse.
Although, for C.J. Wilson, the aftermath is still bad enough.
At least Wilson can keep us entertained via Twitter while he rests.