Matt Holliday Injury: Updates on Cardinals Star's Face and Return

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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday, right, is congratulated by teammate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday suffered a facial abrasion in his nose and upper lip area after being hit by a pitch in Thursday's game against the San Diego Padres. However, he has been cleared to return.

Continue for updates.


Holliday Active vs. Dodgers

Friday, July 22

The Cardinals announced Holliday will play against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.


Injuries Continue to Surface for Holliday

Holliday battled lower-back tightness right after the season started in April, but he's otherwise been healthy following a 2015 campaign that was littered with injuries. 

A year ago, Holliday was limited to just 73 appearances as he battled a right quadriceps injury that hindered his availability throughout the summer. He finished the abbreviated campaign with a .279 batting average, four home runs and 35 RBI.

Prior to the injury, Holliday was batting .244 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI. He's also posted an on-base percentage of .319.

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