PHOTO: The staples in Aroldis Chapman's head are ridiculous

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Two days ago, Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face by a line drive during a spring training outing. He suffered a mild concussion but avoided further brain damage. His eye is fine as well. It could have been a lot worse.

Chapman did have surgery to repair the bone around his eye on Thursday, a procedure that included the installation of some plates and screws. Here is the aftermath:

... holy cow.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for,,,... Full Bio

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