Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio, who was injured on August 5 when he was hit in the head by a line drive hit by the Washington Nationals’ Ian Desmond, is on the way to a remarkable recovery, according to the Sporting News.
Nicasio was released from the hospital last Wednesday, and, according to the article, has been walking from his apartment to Coors Field every day. Today, there will be a reunion between Nicasio and the rest of the Rockies.
Nicasio is likely to meet with the media Tuesday to discuss the incident for the first time. He’s on track to have his neck brace removed in six weeks. The plate will not keep him from pitching again if he can clear the mental and physical hurdles that lie ahead, according to The [Denver] Post.
This is excellent news; the injury looked at first as if it might be career-ending, if not life-threatening, and to know that Nicasio is not only well enough to walk and be with his teammates, but might actually return to pitching, is gratifying not only for Rockies fans, but for any baseball fan.