Ha, but still. Ouch!
A changeup hit the right-handed hitter on his lower left cheek. A preliminary examination found lacerations lining the inside of his lower left lip and a small amount of blood by his mouth. No teeth were damaged and his jaw was able to move normally. Francoeur was taken to the hospital for X-rays as a precautionary measure, just to make sure there was no hairline fracture. Everything was negative, and Francoeur returned to Roger Dean Stadium shortly after the game was completed.
"There's no doubt I'm feeling some pain," said Francoeur, folding down his lip to reveal swelling and bruising. "Luckily, it didn't mess up my jaw."
Our thoughts are with you, Jeff. You can read the full article on Braves.com.