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Julie Fine, NBC 5 News
Delino DeShields, Jr. is out of the hospital one day after taking a 90 mph fastball to the face. The Corpus Christi Hooks player was on the field with the Frisco Rough Riders when he was hit. The tweeted picture of his injury went viral.
A player on the Corpus Christi Hooks, a minor league baseball team in Texas, is nursing a nasty bruise after suffering a serious blow to the face.
On Friday, Delino DeShields, Jr. was struck on the right side of his face with a fastball traveling 90 mph.
The ball ended up fracturing his cheek but DeShields insists he will be back on the field soon.
To anyone that is concerned as you can see I'm doing fantastic! Blessed to see another day! Always smiling �� lol pic.twitter.com/C5koD0Z5t9
— Delino DeShields (@LinoDeShields) April 19, 2014