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Rays’ Tyler Zombro offers thanks after traumatic in-game incident

The pitcher for Triple-A Durham, who was hit in the face by a line drive on June 3, shares sentiments, details, photos on social media.
Tyler Zombro is recovering after being hit in the face by a line drive earlier this month.
Tyler Zombro is recovering after being hit in the face by a line drive earlier this month. [ FRANK FRANKLIN II | Associated Press ]
Published Jun. 17
Updated Jun. 17

Tyler Zombro, the Rays’ Triple-A pitcher who was struck in the face by a line drive on June 3, took to Twitter on Thursday to thank those who helped, cared for and supported him, and to share some details and photos of his injury and recovery.

Zombro, pitching for Durham, was taken from the field on a stretcher to Duke University Hospital, where he underwent what his mother said was “major brain surgery,” which included the insertion of plates.

He spent five days in the intensive care unit, then two more in the hospital before being released on June 9 with a recovery program that includes outpatient speech and occupational therapy in Durham, N.C., with the help of his wife Moriah.

Here is his story, as posted on Twitter:

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