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Club statement regarding Juan Nicasio
08/06/2011 11:53 AM ET

DENVER, CO - The following statement from the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club is in regards to right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio who left last night's game after being struck in the head by a batted ball.

Juan Nicasio is resting comfortably at a Denver hospital following surgery early this morning to stabilize a fracture to the C-1 vertebrae in his neck. Juan will remain hospitalized as he recovers from the surgery.

The next update regarding Nicasio will be with Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger at 3:30 p.m. today in the interview room at Coors Field.

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