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LA Angels injury update: Pitcher Matt Shoemaker has surgery fractured skull

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*UPDATE*

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker had surgery on Sunday night, to stop bleeding in his skull. CT scans revealed that there was increased bleeding, which prompted the surgery. ESPN news reports, that the surgery was successful and is recovering well.

Angels pitcher Shoemaker took a line drive hit to the head during Sunday’s matchup against the Seattle Mariners. According to ESPN news, Shoemaker had sustained a small skull fracture and a hematoma.

The injury occurred when a line drive hit off of Kyle Seager’s bat ricocheted off of Shoemaker’s head and fell to his knees during the second inning. He was helped off the field by the Angels’ training staff and taken to the local hospital.

Shoemaker prior to his devastating injury holds a 9-13 record, with a 3.88 ERA on the season. He has looked inconsistent at times but was enjoying a three game win-streak.

Because of the nature of the injury it is uncertain when Shoemaker will return. Considering that there are only 26 games remaining in the regular season and the Angels are the fourth worst team in the American League, it may be possible that Shoemaker might not see the mound again this season.

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Daiki Sato

Daiki Sato a Southern California native and San Diego State Alumni. Loves all things sports. He covers the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Dodgers for Sports Out West.
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