Red Sox Star Justin Turner Needs 16 Stitches In Face After Being Drilled By Pitch
Red Sox Star Justin Turner Drilled In Face By Pitch ... Needs 16 Stitches
3/6/2023 11:25 AM PT
3:49 PM PT -- Justin Turner's wife said in an Instagram post late Monday afternoon the Boston star needed 16 stitches to close the wounds suffered in the hit by pitch ... but, thankfully, he's doing well now.
"He's resting," she said, before adding, "(okay - maybe listening to the replay of the game). 16 stitches and a lot of swelling but we are thanking God for no fractures & clear scans!"
12:18 PM PT -- The Red Sox announced Justin Turner has been taken to the hospital and is being evaluated for a concussion.
"Justin is stable, alert, and in good spirits given the circumstances," the team said.
Red Sox star Justin Turner just got drilled in the face by a pitch during a spring training game ... and the blow was so violent, it left him oozing blood at home plate.
The scary incident happened during Boston's exhibition tilt with the Tigers ... when Turner came up to bat with two runners on base in the bottom of the second inning.
Graphic warning: Justin Turner got drilled in the face and bled a lot. Really really scary stuff. Praying for JT 🙏🙏— Boston Sports Gordo (@BOSSportsGordo) March 6, 2023 @BOSSportsGordo
Detroit right-hander Matt Manning threw a ball up and in ... and Turner couldn't get out of the way -- and it caught him flush in his face.
The former L.A. Dodgers third baseman immediately dropped to the ground in pain ... and video from the game's broadcast showed he was bleeding profusely from his face.
Red Sox trainers raced out to tend to him, covering his mouth with a towel before ushering him into the locker room.
Justin Turner walks off after being hit in the face by a pitch pic.twitter.com/UvecNR7YYc— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) March 6, 2023 @TalkinBaseball_
The Sox -- who acquired Turner last December in free agency -- have yet to announce an update on the 38-year-old's status.
Originally Published -- 11:25 AM PT