May 7, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ (48) falls to the ground and grabs his head after he was hit by a line drive and Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings (8) looks on after he hit the triple off him during the second inning at Tropicana Field Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

J.A. Happ Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks After Taking Line Drive to Head

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ was involved in a scary situation on Tuesday when he was struck in the head with a line drive in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Happ was taken off the field in a stretcher, but he was in stable condition shortly after. Now with a couple of days to settle, we know the expected time table for Happ’s return.

According to Gregor Chisholm of, Happ suffered a head contusion and a small fracture behind his left ear. He will miss at least a month.

It is wild to think that Happ could return to action in June after the crushing hit he took to the dome.

It could have been a lot worse and Happ is lucky to escape with the injuries that he did.

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