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Durham Bulls pitcher shares update on recovery, 2 weeks after being hit on head by baseball

In a series of tweets, Tyler Zombro said he is "in a very fortunate position all things considered" and thanked the Durham Bulls and Tampa Bay Rays for the support.

DURHAM, N.C. — Two weeks after being hit with a line drive during a Durham Bulls game against the Norfolk Tides on June 3, pitcher Tyler Zombro says he's thankful to be recovering. 

In a series of tweets, Zombro said he is "in a very fortunate position all things considered" and thanked the Durham Bulls and Tampa Bay Rays for the support.

Note: Some of the images Zombro shared on Twitter are graphic.

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Zombro shared a series of photos of his recovery process, including a video of him walking with assistance from Duke Hospital staff. 

"To all of you that have showered my family and I with positive thoughts, I have no doubt that all of the prayer support kept God with me throughout that night," Zombro said in part of a tweet, adding, "as I’m in a very fortunate position all things considered. The outpouring support and prayer has meant the world to Moriah and I, and I certainly believe you guys have well wished me to an enhanced recovery."

On June 9, the Durham Bulls and Tampa Bay Rays confirmed in a release that Zombro had been discharged from Duke University Hospital but would continue with outpatient occupational and speech therapy. The Durham Bulls have not released a new statement regarding Zombro's recovery as of this writing, but their Twitter bio reads: "Get well soon, Z"

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