Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 3/21/12
Juan Nicasio delivers a pitch in his rookie campaign of 2011No one would have guessed it. When Juan Nicasio went down after being drilled in the face by an Ian Desmond line drive back in August, everyone hoped for the best. They hoped for the best, but feared the worst. As word got back to the Rockies and their fans, it seemed as if the worst had happened.The news of Nicasio's broken neck turned the attention from how quickly Nicasio could get back on the mound, to simply hoping that there was no permanent damage and that the young right-hander would be able to lead a normal life, completely regardless of the game of baseball.Then, the most mind-baffling news started being reported by the doctors. Not only was Nicasio back up and walking, he was hoping to return to baseball. If people who followed the situation were honest, they would say that Nicasio's desire to return to the mound was encouraging in that it would drive him to heal, but stepping back onto the field was probably not...
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