Rockies’ Nicasio hit in head by line drive

Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio was hit in the head by a line drive and carted off the field in the second inning of Colorado’s game Friday against the Nationals.

Nicasio was taken to the hospital where he was ”resting comfortably while undergoing a battery of tests,” the Rockies announced.

The right-hander was struck by a ball off the bat of Washington’s Ian Desmond. The ball slammed into the right side of Nicasio’s head with a smack and caromed away, rolling over the first-base line.

Nicasio went down and lay flat on the mound for several minutes as he was attended to by training staff. He was moved onto a cart by four medical personnel, helped by teammate Todd Helton and manager Jim Tracy.

He could be seen blinking and moving his hands and legs before he was put on a stability board and loaded onto a cart.