CLEVELAND – Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmerman was drilled in the face by a line drive during Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians.
Zimmerman was struck on a hit from Jason Kipnis -- a line drive right to Zimmerman's jaw. He fell to the ground instantly.
Trainers immediately ran out to the mound and eventually got up and walked off the field. He was replaced by Daniel Norris. The Tigers lost to Cleveland, 5-1.
The Tigers tweeted last night: "Jordan Zimmermann left tonight's game with a right jaw contusion and is still being evaluated by the Tigers medical staff."
Watch the scary moment below:
Jordan Zimmermann took a pitch to the face in the 1st inning. He left the field under his own power and is currently being evaluated. Daniel Norris has been brought in to pitch. pic.twitter.com/T2QQ9ms1Xj
— FOX Sports Detroit (@FOXSportsDet) April 11, 2018
After a line drive that hit him in the face, Jordan Zimmerman walks off the mound. pic.twitter.com/rD9oA3oMhs
— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) April 11, 2018