Cuban Henry Urrutia connects a line to the face of his compatriot Lázaro Blanco in the Dominican league

Lázaro Blanco will have to undergo surgery.

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A powerful hit hit this Monday by the Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia hit directly in the face of his compatriot, the pitcher Lazarus White, during a game of the Professional Baseball League of the Dominican Republic (LIDOM).

Blanco will undergo surgery as a result of the unfortunate accident, which occurred at the Julian Javier stadium in the sixth inning of the match, when the Cuban had just entered as a reliever of the match while his team was losing by a score of 9-2.

With runners on first and second it was Henry Urrutia's turn to bat, who in a Cuban duel hit a solid line drive that accidentally hit his teammate's face.

“Cuban pitcher Lázaro Blanco will require surgery on his right cheekbone once the swelling from the line received tonight subsides”, sports journalist Francys Romero wrote on Twitter.

The same source said that the player will be transferred this Tuesday to the city of San Pedro de Macorís and that Urrutia has been with his partner the entire time after the dramatic incident.

The images of the event show that, after being treated by doctors on the mound, Lázaro Blanco managed to leave the place on his own feet amid the consternation of Urrutia and those attending the match between The Cibao Giants, Urrutia team; and the Eastern Stars, a team for which Blanco pitches.

The paramedics took Blanco to the dugout and in a matter of minutes they took him to the hospital, accompanied by Urrutia himself, who thus demonstrated his solidarity with the baseball player from the Granma province.

The sports journalist Jorge Ebro esteem that the incident complicates the situation for Lázaro Blanco "in a season where things did not go well for him, because his physical condition was not ideal when he began his participation in the LIDOM."

Lázaro Blanco -who He left the Cuba team in June 2021 during the Florida Pre-Olympic Tournament - in this Monday's tragic game he returned to pitch for the Eastern Stars after several days of being absent.

“Almost 14 years without seeing this horse, always my respect and affection for this beast,” Urrutia wrote in October on Twitter along with a photo with Lázaro Blanco, which shows the good relationship that unites them.

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