Found October 26, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Juan Nicasio
TEAMS: Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio has started throwing off a mound less than three months after he sustained a broken neck. Nicasio suffered a fractured C-1 vertebra on Aug. 5 when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Washington's Ian Desmond and fell face first in front of the mound. He underwent a surgical procedure in which doctors inserted two pins and a metal plate to help make the area more stable. Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Denver Post that Nicasio's progress was "a miracle." After he was promoted from Double-A this season, Nicasio went 4-4 with a 4.14 ERA in 13 starts.
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