Monday, July 19, 2010

DEVELOPING STORY: Rangers' Nippert Hit In Head By Line Drive

Texas Rangers right-hander Dustin Nippert left the field under his own power after being hit in the head by line drive off the Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson.

The Rangers announced that Nippert appears to be OK but he is being taken to a local hospital for precautionary X-rays.

Jackson’s shot up the middle appeared to hit Nippert above the right ear and ricocheted into left field.

Nippert quickly was able to sit up, and after being examined by trainers, he walked off the field.

Here's the play... in real time...
((HT: MLB/FS Rangers/tball275))

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Nippert was examined at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. A CAT scan was negative and the Rangers say that Nippert will be listed as day-to-day on the injury report.

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