Colvin Says He’s OK After Bat Injury
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is
expressing disappointment his season is over early, ended by a
shattered bat that wound up puncturing his chest.
Colvin was standing at third base in the second inning of
Chicago’s 13-3 victory at Florida on Sunday when he was struck by a
sliver of Welington Castillo’s broken bat. Castillo doubled on the
play and Colvin scored.
A Cubs trainer said the former Clemson standout was hit
in his upper chest, allowing air into his chest well and
potentially into his lungs.
He was being treated with a chest tube to prevent a
collapsed lung and was expected to remain at a Miami
hospital for a few more days for observation.
In a statement released by the Cubs on Monday, Colvin said he
was doing OK, and thanked fans for their support during the season.
Colvin also expressed thanks to the Cubs’ and Marlins’ training and
medical staffs for taking care of him.