Thursday, September 17, 2009

Downs on road to recovery after being hit by liner

Biscuits pitcher Darin Downs says he's doing well, a month after being hit just above the left ear. He has a weekly CAT scan and sees a neurosurgeon every two weeks. (Full story here.)

Downs spent nine days, including two in ICU, at Birmingham's St. Vincent's Hospital after being hit Aug. 17.

His fiancee, Christy DeFelice, was with him the entire time and, with the outpouring of support Downs received, "was basically my secretary." They're getting married Nov. 14 and going to Jamaica for their honeymoon.

"She was taking all the calls, on her phone, my phone, Facebook," Downs said.

The Rays major leaguers sent a card, the rest of the Biscuits were calling and so were his former teammates with the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs.

"I got so many cards in the hospital and when I got home," Downs said. "They'll be saved somewhere. I'll find a spot for them."

No comments: