The Pirates released the following statement with regards to the condition of Curve second baseman Jim Negrych.
STATEMENT ON JIM NEGRYCH
After colliding with shortstop Brian
Friday during Monday’s game versus Binghamton, Altoona Curve second baseman
Jim Negrych suffered a hematoma. Upon review, it was determined that the
best course of action was surgery. Jim had surgery this morning and has come
through fine. The Pirates’ organization is encouraged by where he’s at and the
prognosis for his health going forward. The focus at this time is Jim’s overall
health as opposed to when he will return to the baseball field. Jim is very
appreciative of the outpouring of support, thoughts, prayers, and overall
support that the passionate people of Altoona will offer as he heals.