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Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin impaled by splintered bat, video

By April MacIntyre Sep 20, 2010, 0:49 GMT

Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin impaled by splintered bat, video

Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is a lucky man. Bats are dangerous in many ways EPA/Mark Lyons

Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is a lucky man.

The player was hospitalized after suffering a freak injury against the Florida Marlins. Colvin was turning third base and heading home when teammate Welington Castillo's bat split on impact, sending a huge spear of wood flying right towards Colvin.

The bat fragment struck Colvin in the chest.

According to ChicagoBreakingSports, the wound "was only a few inches from his heart and could've been much more serious." Instead, there is "minimal external bleeding" and he is in stable condition, ESPN.com reports.



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