Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher J.A. Happ Takes Line Drive to the Head

By Dan Parzych
(Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)

Baseball is one of the most dangerous sports out there–especially when it comes to being a pitcher with the risk of getting hit in the head with a line drive. Unfortunately for J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays, that was exactly the case on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

As you can see in the video above, Happ took a line drive straight to the head from Desmond Jennings and even though he was taken off the field on a stretcher, he should consider himself lucky that he wasn’t unconscious from the brutal hit. These types of incidents are some of the scariest injuries in baseball and it’s not always easy to avoid considering how fast the baseball is sometimes heading their way.

Hopefully, this injury doesn’t keep Happ away from the field for too long considering the Blue Jays could use all of the help they can get at this point in the season as they were considered one of the favorites to win the World Series at the beginning of the season. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Happ and his family as this injury looked extremely dangerous to deal with and the last thing anyone wants to see if this type of injury keeps him off the field for a significant amount of time.

The fact that Happ was able to move around on his own a bit after he was hit by Jennings is a positive sign, but it will be interesting to see how long it takes–if any time at all–for him to return to the field.

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