Dan Jennings Injury: Updates on Marlins Pitcher's Head and Return

Tim KeeneyContributor IAugust 7, 2014

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Updates from Monday, Sept. 1

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports Dan Jennings' roster status with the Marlins:

 

Updates from Friday, Aug. 8

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro has an update on Jennings' status:

Jennings provided a status update on Friday:

 

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There was a scary moment during Thursday's game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins, as relief pitcher Dan Jennings had to be carted off after being hit in the head with a line drive. 

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel provided the stomach-turning details:

Fortunately, there was an encouraging moment as the Marlins left-hander left the field at PNC Park in Pittsburgh:

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro has the latest on Jennings:

Jennings eventually tweeted an update as well:

Biertempfel added more:

The team's official Twitter feed expressed its concern for the 27-year-old:

Jennings has been dominant for the Marlins this season. After 0.2 scoreless innings Thursday, he now owns a 1.03 ERA through 35 frames. 

However, this is far more important than baseball. Head injuries can be extremely dangerous, and this one looks serious.

Bleacher Report's Zachary Rymer offered his thoughts on the situation:

There's nothing to do now but hope for a full and quick recovery. We'll keep you updated as more becomes known about Jennings' status.