Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ out of hospital after being hit in the head with ball

Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ has left the hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive Tuesday evening during an away game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Sportsnet reporter Barry Davis tweeted that he saw Happ leaving the hospital with a bandage on his head. Davis said he was also on crutches with what appeared to be a damaged right knee, which may have been injured during his fall.

This information was also confirmed by the Bayfront Medical Centre in Florida, where Happ was taken for treatment after he was injured.

Happ fell straight to the ground Tuesday evening, after the ball flew off Desmond Jennings’ bat and hit him on the head. He was taken away on a stretcher and whisked to the Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida to undergo treatment.

Earlier Wednesday, the Jays used their official Twitter account to report that Happ was doing well and had a “head contusion and a laceration to his left ear.”