Baseball star Kevin Pillar has given an update after he suffered an absolutely 'sickening' injury when he took a 150km/h fastball to the face.
The New York Mets outfielder suffered multiple nasal fractures after he took a pitch to the face in their 3-1 win against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.
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Pillar, in the top of the seventh inning, went down after Braves pitcher Jacob Webb's 94 mph (150km/h) fastball got away from him.
He immediately started crawling along the floor in pain as blood dripped from his nose in a sickening incident.
Incredibly, Pillar was able to walk off the field and went to the local hospital for scans.
Reports suggest Pillar suffered a fractured nose after the fastball.
Pitcher Webb was replaced during the game as he appeared shaken up after the accident.
Mets manager Lucas Rojas offered an update after the game.
“This guy is a warrior,” Rojas said, via News12’s Kevin Maher.
“He shows up every day to play hard. You guys saw him, he got up on his feet and he left. There’s no chance I thought he’d be able to do that after I saw the ball hit him in the face. He got up and he left, that’s at least one positive to see.”
Pillar shows off injuries on Instagram
Pillar was fortunate enough to return to the field, but only to hand the team sheet to officials the following game.
But the outfielder posted a photo to fans, on Instagram, to show off the extent of his injuries.
"For those who have been asking: "Still feeling good. Ready to get my nose functional again so I can breathe out of it."
"Will be back soon."
Pillar is in his first season with the Mets after spending time with both the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies last year. The 32-year-old has 19 hits and two home runs in 77 at bats so far this season.
The Mets, after scoring two runs in the seventh and another in the eighth after a Johneshwy Fargas double, beat the Braves 3-1.
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