May 21, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon (70) relieves starting pitcher Alex Cobb (53) in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Rays beat the Blue Jays 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Cobb Injury Update: Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Released From Hospital

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was involved in a scary incident when he took a line drive to the head and was forced to leave the field on a stretcher. In the past, we have seen instances like this where the injuries turn up to be devastating and potentially life-threatening. For Cobb, the injuries were luckily less serious.

Cobb never lost consciousness on his way to the hospital and he has now been released. Cobb will be placed on the seven-day concussion list, but there is no official timetable for his return.

Following the injury, Cobb dropped a bit of a bomb shell.

There are plenty of people who are looking for ways to fixed the problem, and Cobb has said that he’s willing to go as far as to wear cricket style head gear to prevent further injury.

“A cricket helmet, or whatever it was, I would give it my best effort to make sure I pitch with that,” Moore said, via Sports Illustrated. “If I could prevent something like that by wearing something, without a doubt I would.”

It may look silly at first, but if it was something to prevent further injury it would be something worth looking in to for pitchers.

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