Chapman posts scary post-surgery photo of his head

The scary episode of Aroldis Chapman’s being hit in the face by a ball off the bat of Royals catcher Salvador Perez appears to be headed toward a happy ending. He is expected to be able to begin throwing again within two weeks and pitch in game conditions in 4-6 weeks.

But that doesn’t mean the results don’t still look scary.

The Reds’ closer posted to Instagram a picture of the staples in his head after surgery, and the image is not for the faint of heart.