Redbirds' Pocedeleon released from hospital 3 weeks after line d - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Redbirds' Pocedeleon released from hospital 3 weeks after line drive to head

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis Redbirds pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon went home from the hospital more than three weeks after taking a line drive to the head.

Poncedeleon was rushed to the hospital in Iowa after taking a line drive to the head on May 9 while on the mound.

The pitcher had to have surgery to relieve pressure around his brain.

Poncedeleon made the announcement that he was released from the hospital Wednesday.

He also took the time to thank the Redbirds, the Cardinals organization, and the Iowa Cubs for the support he received after the scary injury.

Poncedeleon was having a stellar season in Memphis with a 2.17 ERA before the line drive. There’s no word on if, or when, he could return to the diamond.

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