Monday, May 30, 2011

UF Pitcher recovering after being knocked out by throw

Brian Johnson/Courtesy: hal yeager-birmingham news
Wow! Missed this one over the weekend. University of Florida pitcher Brian Johnson is recovering after being knocked cold in Saturday's SEC Baseball tournament game against Georgia.

Johnson was on the mound and turned and ducked as catcher Mike Zunino was trying to throw out a runner stealing second base. Zunino's throw was low and hit Johnson square in the back of the head, crumpling him like a sack of potatoes.

Thankfully a CT scan on Johnson showed up normal with no damage. He says he was out cold for maybe 20 seconds or so.

Johnson and his teammates got to celebrate on Sunday, they won the SEC baseball tournament and will be heading to NCAA Regional play next week. Johnson is expected to be there, ready to go.

Here's the video from Saturday afternoon:

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