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MLBDid You See That? J.A. Happ takes line drive off head

Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 08:48 PM

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is wheeled off the field on a stretcher after he was injured during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tuesday. (Scott Audette/Reuters) Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is wheeled off the field on a stretcher after he was injured during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tuesday. (Scott Audette/Reuters)

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What was supposed to be a regular A.L. East battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and Blue Jays took a scary turn Tuesday night when J.A. Happ took a line drive off the left side of his head  in the second inning.
J.A. Happ expected to leave the field under his own power Tuesday night.

But a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings changed all that.

With one out in the second inning of Toronto's 6-4 win, the Blue Jays starting pitcher was drilled in the left side of his head in by a fiercely hit ball by Jennings, and dropped to the mound in obvious pain.

The lefty was immediately attended to by team trainers after the frightening incident and lay motionless, face down, just in front of the mound for several minutes. He appeared to be bleeding from his ear, and appeared to move his legs before being placed on a stretcher and taken off the field.

He was reportedly conscious en route to the hospital.

Several Rays and Blue Jays players showed concern, some standing with their hands on their heads in seeming disbelief.

Watch the scary incident below:

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