Ouch! Jason Heyward got hit in the face by a 90 MPH fastball thrown by Jonathon Niese. As you can see in the GIF below, it was a gruesome sight. After being transported a local hospital, X-rays show that the star outfielder for the Atlanta Braves suffered a broken jaw.
Heyward will need to undergo surgery for this injury. He actually has two separate fractures. Estimates have him out anywhere from a month to six weeks.
Looking at the GIF, Heyward might actually lucky to “only” have suffered a broken jaw. Fastballs to the face can do permanent damage and sometimes even kill!