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Oakland A's pitcher Chris Bassitt to undergo surgery after taking line drive to face

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Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt, who was released from a Chicago hospital Tuesday night after taking a line drive to the face, received encouraging news on Wednesday.

Bassitt, 32, was diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone. He will require surgery and received stitches for two facial lacerations, the A's announced in a release. But a CT scan revealed no damage to his head and the vision in his right eye was normal.

"Wanted to thank everyone on behalf of #MeisterSports family member Chris Bassitt for the unbelievable outpouring of love and support shown to his wife Jess, parents, family and friends," Bassitt's agency said in a statement. "Chris will be better than ever and back to doing what he loves soon, and thanks everyone for their prayers and support ... Things like this remind us that in most ways we are of one heart, one mind."

Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy checks on starter Chris Bassitt after the pitcher was hit in the head by a line drive.
Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy checks on starter Chris Bassitt after the pitcher was hit in the head by a line drive.

Bassitt was carted off the field Tuesday evening after he was hit in the head by a line drive from Brian Goodwin in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox. The team said during the game that Bassitt was “conscious and aware,” and was taken to a hospital.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Oakland A's pitcher Chris Bassitt hit in face by line drive