Cleveland Indians pitcher Cam Hill was hospitalized Monday after a violent car crash in Oklahoma — requiring surgery on his throwing wrist.
… yet somehow, he’s still smiling through it all.
The 26-year-old right-hander — known for his curveball — did not release details about the crash, only saying he was “blessed to only bang up my wrist.”
The Indians said a hand-specialist in Tulsa performed the procedure to repair damage to Hill’s lunate bone — which is involved in the movement of the wrist.
It’s a miracle Hill escaped relatively unscathed considering the photos of his wrecked car. The whole front was smashed in.
“Surgery went really well,” Hill said … “Most importantly the others involved in the accident were all okay.”
Hill just made his MLB debut with the Tribe in July 2020 — and went on to record 16 strikeouts in 18.1 innings pitched.
He currently holds a 2-0 record with a 4.91 ERA.
The team did not say how long the expected recovery will take — but Hill is clearly hoping to heal up by Opening Day.
“Looking forward to challenge of getting back & ready for the beginning of the 2021 season. #rolltribe preciate the love & support thus far!🤘🏼”