Juan Nicasio Suffers Broken Neck After Hit By Line Drive

Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio suffered a broken neck as a result of the line drive hit by the Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond in Friday's game. He has undergone surgery to fix the C-1 vertebrae. He will remain hospitalized as he recovers from this.

Rockies head trainer Keith Dugger is expected to talk with the media at 3:30 p.m. MT to update Nicasio's situation.

Nicasio's season is likely over after this horrible accident, and his future is also cloudy. Nicasio started the season with Double-A Tulsa and kept dominating opposing hitters. He was called up at the end of May and pitched an effective seven innings in his major league debut. June was an up-and-down month, but Nicasio started to progress nicely in June. He struck out a career-high 10 batters on July 31, his last start before Friday's.

We at SB Nation Denver wish all the best to Nicasio and his family during this uneasy time.

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