Stephen Piscotty gave baseball fans a huge scare during the Sept. 28 game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals’ outfielder had to be taken to the hospital after he after he cracked his head against a fellow player’s knee! Click to watch.
America’s favorite pastime turned frightening when Stephen Piscotty, 24, suffered a brutal hit during a game! The St. Louis Cardinals player crashed into his teammate, Peter Buorjous, 28, while they both were trying to catch a fly ball. Instead, Stephen caught a kick to the face and he didn’t immediately move after the collision!
Stephen’s terrifying accident happened during the Cardinals match with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 28, reports ESPN. Both Stephen and Peter were hustling after a pop fly from Pirates’ Josh Harrison. While sprinting to catch the ball, Stephen lost a step and tripped up! He couldn’t catch himself in time and dove headfirst into Peter’s knee! The impact was almost felt throughout the Pittsburgh stadium and Stephen remained motionless right afterwards.
The game came to a complete stop. Trainers and medical officials rushed to Stephen’s aid while his teammates (and opponents) were scared for the worst. He ultimately was taken off the field on a stretcher, according to the L.A. Times. But, Stephen’s regained consciousness and waved to the crowd as he left!
Stephen suffered a “head contusion,” and was transported to a hospital for further evaluations, reports ESPN. His team announced that scans of his face, head and neck came back negative for fractures or any other major injuries. He remained in the hospital overnight, just in case. Stephen’s brother Nick Piscotty, reportedly said on Facebook that Stephen had no spine injury and he didn’t need a CT scan, reports Deadspin.
The Cardinals went on to win the game, 3-0, and it looks like Stephen will be okay. Here’s hoping the only headfirst sliding he does from now on is into home plate. Fingers crossed that he’ll return in time for the playoffs because both the Cardinals and the Pirates made it to the post-season this year!
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— Jason Brow