Thankfully, every update thus far about Bassitt’s injury and his recovery have been positive. That good news continued this afternoon with the latest statement from the Athletics.
The team announced Bassitt underwent successful surgery.
“Chris Bassitt had successful facial surgery today in Chicago with Dr. Peter Revenaugh at the Rush Medical Center,” the statement said. “Dr. Revenaugh was able to stabilize and plate the tripod fracture with good fixation and debride other small fractured bones from the incident. Chris is stable and resting comfortably and will have a follow-up appointments upon his arrival to Oakland. The A’s anticipate Bassitt will return to the Bay Area later this week.”
Chris Bassitt medical update: pic.twitter.com/dvGHmF6qvP
— AthleticsPR (@AthleticsPR) August 24, 2021
Last week, Bassitt issued a statement, thanking those who helped in his recovery.
“From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank the White Sox and Athletics’ staff, front offices, and owners,” Bassitt wrote on Twitter. “The support my family and I’ve received has been overwhelming. I’d also like to thank Rush University Medical Center and their staff. God is good. Can’t wait to get back!”
Bassitt was exceptional for the Athletics this season before his injury. In 25 starts, he has a 12-4 record with a 3.22 ERA and 154 strikeouts.
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