[5/13/2017] Masato Matsui gets hit with ball during pre-game practices

Masato Matsui took a baseball off his face before today’s game against the Yakult Swallows earlier today. Matsui was playing catch in front of the dugout and an errant ball thrown by Yakult’s Yuhei (he was trying to make a throw from right to third base) struck him near the left cheek. He was treated and then transferred to an ambulance on a stretcher. There was no loss of consciousness.

Matsui was examined at a hospital in Matsuyama (CT scan, eye exam) and was diagnosed with a bruise on his left cheek bone.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/13/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/13/2017, Sponichi 5/13/2017, Sponichi 5/13/2017

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