Colvin Released from Hospital

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tyler Colvin was released Wednesday from a Miami hospital and, according to Len Kasper during Wednesday's Cubs-Giants telecast, was driving from South Florida with his grandfather to his home in South Carolina where he will recuperate.

During his three-day hospital stay, Colvin was treated for pneumothorax, a puncture of the chest cavity, which allowed air into the chest wall. A chest tube was inserted to prevent a collapsed lung. Doctors instructed him not to fly.

Colvin was on third base during Sunday's Cubs-Marlins game when a shard from Welington Castillo's broken bat impaled him in the chest. The rookie scored on Castillo's double. He was taken to the Ryder Trauma Unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

Colvin had a solid rookie season, becoming just the fourth Cubs rookie to hit 20 or more home runs. The others were Walt "Moose" Moryn with 23 in 1956, Billy Williams (25, 1961), and Geovany Soto (23, 2008).

In addition to his 20 homers, Colvin drove in 56 runs and hit .254 with an .816 OPS in 135 games and 394 plate appearances. Colvin saw action at all three outfield positions.

I would have liked to have seen Colvin get some time at first base in September and understand that he may have been given the opportunity during the final series of the season next week in Houston. Oh well.

Get well wishes can be sent to Colvin in care of the Cubs at:

1060 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613

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