Happ was released from the hospital around noon E.T. Wednesday. He was walking with crutches and with a brace on his right knee. In a release, the club said Happ suffered a head contusion and laceration to his left ear in the frightening incident from Tuesday night’s 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. He was caught flush on the left side of his head by a sizzling Desmond Jennings line drive, crumpling immediately to the mound face-down. The sight and sound of the impact was jarring for all in attendance at Tropicana Field, but Happ was due to undergo further testing Wednesday before an expected release from hospital. “I’m in good spirits, I definitely appreciate the support of the baseball community,” he said in a statement released through Bayfront Medical Center. “It’s been overwhelming the messages and kind words I’ve been getting. I just want to thank everyone for that, and I look forward to getting back out there soon.” Happ was admitted to hospital Tuesday night in fair condition and his condition was upgraded to good at roughly 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to hospital spokeswoman Emily Nipps. There was no word on any potential disabled list stints or roster moves for the Blue Jays.
J.A. Happ leaves hospital after taking liner to head
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