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Aroldis Chapman shows off the staples in his head and they're pretty gnarly (Photo)

Mike Oz
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Aroldis Chapman has never been shy about sharing his life on Instagram. Now that he's sitting in a hospital bed, having been hit in the face by a line drive Wednesday night, the Cincinnati Reds closer, isn't changing his ways.

Chapman shared this gnarly photo of the staples in his head following a two-and-a-half-hour surgery Thursday to place a metal plate onto the broken bone above his eye. Wow. He's ... Frankenchapman.

He did note that, "All is well." By all accounts, he's lucky to only have suffered a mild concussion and no brain damage considering how scary the impact was.

Looking at that photo, it's downright amazing that the Reds team doctor believes Chapman will be able to start throwing again in 10-14 days and that he could return to baseball in six to eight weeks. Bravo, Aroldis.

Knowing Chapman, he'll probably be cranking his fastball up to 100 mph shortly thereafter. Now that everybody's seen him with staples in his head, he's going to seem like even more of a monster on the mound.

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