Tampa Bay Rays prospect Tyler Zombro thankful for support after being struck in head by liner

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Minor league pitcher Tyler Zombro, who underwent brain surgery after he was struck in the head by a line drive on June 3, posted a series of tweets Thursday sharing how "grateful" he was for all the support he received from the baseball community and hospital staff.

“Unbelievably grateful to be in the situation I’m currently in with the incredible help from

@DukeHospital & staff. To all of you that have showered my family and I with positive thoughts, I have no doubt that all of the prayer support kept God with me throughout that night,” Zombro shared in a tweet.

The Tampa Bay Rays prospect and Durham Bulls pitcher was hit by a sharp line drive and crumbled to the ground during a Class AAA game. He was taken off the field in a stretcher and transported to Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, where he underwent what his mother said was “major brain surgery,” which included the insertion of plates.

He spent a week in the hospital before he was released on June 9. He will remain in Durham for a recovery program that includes outpatient speech and occupational therapy with the help of his wife Moriah and family.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Tyler Zombro, Rays prospect, thankful after being hit in head by ball

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