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Cubs OF Tyler Colvin hospitalized after shattered bat punctures his chest

Updated, 18:08 p.m.

Tyler Colvin of the Chicago Cubs was in stable condition in a Miami hospital after a piece of a shattered bat punctured his chest just below his left collarbone as he was running the bases Sunday during the Cubs' game against the Florida Marlins.

Colvin was being treated for a pneumothorax, a puncture of the chest cavity, which, according to the Chicago Tribune's report, allowed air into the chest wall and the raised the potential of a collapsed lung. A tube was inserted into the wound and Colvin is expected to be hospitalized for two-to-three days.

It was unclear just how deep the wound was and Colvin did not appear to have difficulty breathing or to have lost much blood.

"It was wild," said Jeff Samardzija, who was in the on-deck circle. "It's one of those things you don't see too often. But I thought he was fine. I thought we were just joking around. I saw a little something on his shirt and said, 'Hey man, you should probably get inside.' "

By Cindy Boren  | September 19, 2010; 3:04 PM ET
Categories:  MLB  
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ouch that has to hurt.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 19, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

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