A Philadelphia Phillies minor league pitcher has lost his right eye.
Matt Imhof suffered a freak accident which lead to his eye being removed.
Imhof said on his Instagram that a large piece of metal hit him in the head and eye which caused a fractured nose and two orbital bones and caused him to lose vision in his right eye.
“That night, the doctors informed me that the damage to my eye was extreme and essentially that my eye had been crushed like a grape,” Imhof wrote.
He is the Phillies’ 47th overall pick(second-round) from 2014 first-year player draft. He has received a $1,187,900 signing bonus from the Phillies.
He said he will have a prosthetic eye placed in his right socket.
“This decision was not an easy one to make but to me it seemed like the right one so on Tuesday afternoon I went forward with the surgery,” he wrote.
Imhof is only 22 years old.