JaCoby Jones of the Detroit Tigers was facing Twins reliever Justin Haley this past weekend when, whack, he took a 90 MPH fastball to the face!
While it’s visually hard to watch, the sound of the ball cracking him in the face might be even worse.
DAM Jacoby Jones right in the face with 90 some mph fast ball pic.twitter.com/Lqb1vJ1Iko
— LetsPlayBall™ (@iLetsPlayBall) April 22, 2017
Check out this peek at the aftermath of Jones’ injury…
— Tigers Report (@tigers_fanly) April 23, 2017
According to the Detroit Free Press, Jones, amazingly, seems to be doing pretty well considering he took a 90 MPH pitch TO THE FACE.
“Everything feels normal,” Jones said Sunday morning at Target Field. “I can bite down. Just my lip is swollen. My teeth are kind of sore. Other than that, it just feels like I got punched in the face.
“Last night I ate chicken, but I had to eat it in very small bites on this (right) side. I ate some ice cream and good stuff.”
As for his reaction…
“As soon as I hit the ground, just like ‘Get up and run it off.’ I don’t know what I was thinking,” Jones said.
I know I always say hockey players are the toughest SOB’s in sports, but Jones might be the toughest player in MLB right now.