Indians' Chisenhall Has Broken Nasal Bone

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians rookie Lonnie Chisenhall broke a nasal bone on the right side of his face when he was struck by a pitch.

Chisenhall was drilled on Thursday by Toronto's Carlos Villaneuva. The ball ricocheted off Chisenhall's ear flap and hit his cheek. Trainer Lonnie Soloff said Chisenhall visited a specialist on Friday and underwent tests at the Cleveland Clinic. Soloff said Chisenall did not suffer a concussion. The third baseman missed playing time in the minors earlier this season with a concussion.

Soloff said Chisenall could be back in a few days. The club is looking into options for him to wear a mask or a helmet with a protective bar.

As his teammates took batting practice, Chisenhall stayed behind on a clubhouse couch pressing an ice pack to his face.

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  • by Petey Pirate on Jul 12, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    That should go along quite well with his broken swing. Dude cant keeps his hands inside on the fastball.
  • by Flinchville Indians on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:39 PM
    I guess he's gonna shy away from the high heat for a while.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:42 AM
    Get your facts before you print.
  • by Friend Location: Greenville on Jul 8, 2011 at 09:04 PM
    FYI WITN...that picture is not of Lonnie...He hits left-handed

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