Yadier Molina Forced To Have Emergency Surgery After Taking Foul Ball To The Groin On 102 MPH Fastball
In the ninth inning of Saturday’s Cardinals-Cubs game, Kris Bryant fouled a 102-mph fastball from Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks that hit catcher Yadier Molina right in the nuts.
Molina was immediately sent to the hospital after suffering the injury on the field and was forced to have emergency surgery.
St. Louis Cardinals star catcher Yadier Molina underwent surgery Saturday night after being hit in the groin by a foul tip and is expected to miss a month.
President of baseball operations John Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Molina underwent emergency surgery to treat a traumatic hematoma that required immediate attention. The Cardinals placed Molina on the 10-day disabled list Sunday.
“That was a bad one,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said after the game about Molina’s injury. “And those ones don’t necessarily feel better tomorrow. That was hard to see.”
Oh yeah, that sounds pretty fucking awful. Hopefully Molina’s injury isn’t as painful as it sounds.