Monday, September 17, 2007
Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion is reportedly feeling better after being hit in the eye by a foul ball while waiting in the batters box on August 31st. The ball shattered his orbital bone and damaged the eye itself. Encarnacion will need surgery to repair the fractures but hope they can soon determine if the optic nerve has any damage. Because he is getting some of his vision back and is feeling better could suggest there is little to no damage to the nerve, meaning that his career might not necessarily be over. But I am sure after surgery and the initial steps to recovery the Cardinals will better determine his future. In 78 games, Encarnacion was batting .283 with 9 HR and 47 RBI.