By now you’re well aware of the frightening incident involving Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. Viewing the video is beyond frightening. Earlier today, Chappy even posted an equally frightening pic of the staples in his head.
Thoughts of Peter Boyle entered my mind when I saw that…
Anyway, now Chapman has a decently sized “Get Well” card to view.
— baseballreddit (@baseballreddit) March 21, 2014
(click on the image in the tweet to view a little larger image)
Didn’t see any notation on who and where this was done. Not sure if this card is currently in his hospital room or not. There’s not an image of it on his Instagram either. The pic on the right is of Chapman with fellow Cuban and Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. That pic’s on his Instagram.
It takes some effort, but you can read some of the well wishes.
What I am sure of is this is a truly fantastic and kind gesture by those responsible.
According to Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek (via MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon), Chapman could begin working out in as little as 10-14 days. Kremchek also noted that the lefty closer may be ready to pitch in game conditions in 4-6 weeks and emphactically stated that Chapman will be able pitch for the Reds this season.
As Dan said earlier today, it will be the psychological hurdle that Chapman will have to clear.