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Softbank Hawks: Yuya Hasegawa hit in head by batted ball, suffers depressed fracture

by on Feb.23, 2013 @ 9:13 pm, under NPB

Yuya Hasegawa was hit in the head by a batted ball during pre-game practice and was taken to a Miyazaki hospital for an evaluation.  He was diagnosed with depressed fracture of the skull.  He does have consciousness.  There is no timetable on his recovery.  He will be re-evaluated at a hospital in Fukuoka on the 25th.

Source: jiji press 2/23/2013, Sponichi 2/23/2013

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UPDATE 2/24 @ 9:10pm - Hasegawa was picking up baseballs in the outfield when he was hit in the head by a batted ball.  He was able to walk to the locker room on his own.  He did not lose consciousness.  He returned to Fukuoka today and will get a full examination on the 25th.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/24/2013