Phoenix, AZ (WTVN) --Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman told fans Friday "My people, all is well" and shared this post-surgery Instagram photo after he was hit in the face with a 99-mile-an-hour fastball on Wednesday.
The staples in Chapman's head were part of a two and half hour surgical procedure that also included implanting a titanium plate above his eye to stabilize a fracture.
A Reds team doctor said Chapman could be back throwing a baseball--not on the pitcher's mound--within a matter of weeks.
A message accompanying the photo said, "Mi gente todo esta bien gracias a dios ya salimos de todo tipo de problema estoy aquí esperando q me den de alta", which translates to, "My people all is well and thank god we left all kinds of problems I'm here waiting to be discharged."
(Photo credit Aroldis Chapman Instagram account)