Brewers' Keon Broxton hit in head by pitch, leaves game

Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Keon Broxton left Thursday's game against the Colorado Rockies after he was drilled in the head with an errant pitch.

Broxton was at bat in the second inning when Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela served a 93 mph fastball, hitting the outfielder square in the face.

Luckily for Broxton, the ball appeared to hit him on the face flap, which likely cushioned the blow.

He fell to the ground and remained there for a few tense seconds before trainers came over to help him. He was able to get up on his own and walk off the field, even smiling a little.

The Brewers said after the game that Broxton suffered a small nasal fracture but will not need to go on the disabled list.

"He avoided something incredibly serious," manager Craig Counsell told reporters.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis took Broxton's place and later homered for the only Brewers run in a 2-1 loss.

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