Jeremy Hellickson Cleared To Start For Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays' young pitcher, Jeremy Hellickson, was hit in the head by a batting practice ball earlier in the week, but after a hospital visit and some tests he's been cleared to start.

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Jeremy Hellickson Injury: Rays Pitcher Cleared To Start

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was hit in the head with a homerun ball on Wednesday and was immediately taken to the hospital for tests. Hellickson was deemed "OK" after the visit to the hospital and has been cleared to make Saturday's start according to Marc Topkin.

Starter Jeremy Hellickson passed another concussion-related test and was cleared to start Saturday's game.

There was a small worry that Hellickson could have suffered a concussion, but the fact that he did not lose conciousness when he was struck in the head was a good sign. He's all set to make his start against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

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Jeremy Hellickson Injury: Rays Pitcher 'OK' After Trip To Hospital

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was taken to the hospital after being struck in the head with a baseball by a Detroit Tigers home run during batting practice prior to Wednesday afternoon's game between the two teams. Hellickson underwent a batter of tests at the hospital, and according to the Rays Hellickson is okay.

The Rays say Hellickson is okay after undergoing a battery of tests and will have some follow-up tests on Thursday.

Manager Joe Maddon said Hellickson was not bleeding and did not lose consciousness and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Hellickson was hit just above his left eye with the home run and reportedly "went down" according to some Tigers players, but did not lose consciousness.

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Jeremy Hellickson Injury: Rays Pitcher Taken To Hospital After Being Hit In The Head

During batting practice for the Detroit Tigers ahead of Wednesday afternoon's game, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was hit in the head with a home run ball. Hellickson was taken to the hospital according to a tweet from Tampa Bay Times writer Marc Topkin.

Hellickson was throwing a between starts bullpen session when he went down. According to Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon, Hellickson was not bleeding and did not lose consciousness from the impact. He was taken to a nearby hospital for observation and is expected to be okay.

Wednesday's game is scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. at Comerica Park in Detroit.

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