Giancarlo Stanton's status for the rest of the season remains unclear, but the Marlins on Friday afternoon announced the star right fielder will not require surgery. Juan C. Rodriguez was among the first to report the news via Twitter.
Stanton suffered facial lacerations requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures & dental damage. #marlins do not believe he needs surgery— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) September 12, 2014
Stanton was on the ground for at least ten minutes before he was carted off the field, but reportedly only suffered from fractures and a facial laceration. Dental work may be required, but Stanton's injury initially looked to be significantly worse.
Miami already lost Jose Fernandez to season-ending Tommy John surgery, but it should be good for Stanton's future that no formal operation is necessary.He will likely be out for the rest of 2014, but could be completely prepared for 2015.
Stanton has carried the Marlins' offense, and was among the favorites to win the National League MVP Award. Stay tuned to FishStripes for the latest!