Friday, September 19, 2014

Giancarlo Stanton Updates Press On Recovery

Giancarlo Stanton met with the media yesterday to update them on his recovery from a brutal beaning he suffered a week prior. Just from a visual point of view, the "before and after" pictures he posted on Instagram are enough to both horrify and inspire. Stanton said he suffered facial fractures that will take 6-8 weeks to heal. Also, five of his teeth were damaged—with one knocked out completely. He also sustained an "orbital fracture" around his eye—but his vision was never impaired. Ominously, when asked about a return, he stated, "I’ve wondered about that. I think I’m in a great mental state for what has gone on. But to be able to be back into the box, and in competition, I’m not quite sure. I think when we decide the protection that will be on, I’ll have more reassurance wearing that." Wow.