Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda hit by line drive

Here’s some crazy footage of Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda hit by line drive. While pitching against the Arizona Diamondback, Kuroda was nailed in the head by Rusty Ryal’s line drive. The ball hit him above his right ear. Television technicians estimate that there was about two-thirds of a second between the time the pitch left Kuroda’s hand and the line drive striking his head. He was sent to the hospital for observations and released on Sunday.

The Hiroki Kuroda’s injury could have been more serious, but he only suffered a concussion with a “minor headache”. He’s lucky to be alive. Neurological tests are scheduled on Tuesday. It’s unlikely Kuroda will make his next scheduled start Thursday.

Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda hit by line drive