Gordon Beckham Avoids Major Injury After Bad Bounce

A throw from the outfield bounced up and hit White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham in the face, forcing him out of game against the Blue Jays. However, exams didn't show any structural damage.

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Gordon Beckham Mostly Fine After Being Hit In Face By Ball

Friday night, White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham had to leave a game after a thrown ball from the outfield took a funny bounce and hit him in the face. Replays made it appear as though the ball hit Beckham in the eye, and as he walked off the field in pain, it was easy to assume that he'd been pretty badly hurt, and that he'd have to go on the disabled list.

Well boy have I got good news for you. First, via Daryl Van Schouwen:

Beckham: CT scan and x-rays last night local hospital. No fractures.

And next, via Mark Gonzales:

Becks hopes to play Monday but swelling has to subside

Beckham's eye is also functioning normally, meaning the only injury he sustained here is some swelling. Sufficient swelling to keep him out for a few days, but nothing major, and certainly nothing as major as was feared at the time. A bit of good luck to follow a bit of bad luck.


Gordon Beckham Injures Face On Bad Bounce

The Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays are going head-to-head Friday night. With the score all even 1-1 in the bottom of the third, Juan Rivera blasted a fly ball off the fence in center field. Not only was the throw back to the infield too late to get Rivera at second base; it also took a wicked bounce and hit second baseman Gordon Beckham in the face.


Beckham immediately fell to the ground holding his face in his hands, and came out of the game while obviously in a great deal of pain. He was replaced by Dallas McPherson, who took over third base, with Omar Vizquel shifting from third to second.

There's no word on the severity of Beckham's injury, or even on what part of his face is injured, although it appeared as though the ball caught him in the eye. We will keep you updated as we learn more. Beckham owns a .230 average and has yet to get going this season at the plate.

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