Rays Prospect Tyler Zombro Posts Update on Brain Surgery Recovery After Scary Injury

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVJune 18, 2021

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Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Tyler Zombro provided an update on his health as he recovers from brain surgery.

In a series of tweets, he thanked those who have helped him at Duke University Hospital, thanked those who have offered support, thanked the Rays and Durham Bulls, and said he "can't wait to get back out there."

Tyler Zombro @T_Zombro24

as I’m in a very fortunate position all things considered. The outpouring support and prayer has meant the world to Moriah and I, and I certainly believe you guys have well wished me to an enhanced recovery. pic.twitter.com/tUssSYF7mn

Tyler Zombro @T_Zombro24

Thank you again to the entire baseball community for the support, I’m one lucky guy and can’t wait to get back out there (whenever that is)! God Bless you all! #BULLieve pic.twitter.com/NMlsyK8Q34

As ESPN noted, Zombro was hit in the head by a line drive hit by Brett Cumberland during a Triple-A game between the Bulls and Norfolk Tides on June 3.

He immediately fell to the ground in a scary scene and was taken to the hospital after he was removed from the field on a stretcher.

Zombro, 26, spent five days in the intensive care unit after his surgery and is now with his family as he participates in outpatient and occupational therapy.


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