Piscotty Released from Hospital

cardspsEarlier today Mike Matheny said that Stephen Piscotty has been released from the hospital following last night’s collision. Matheny also said “Stephen has been released now and everything came back clear,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told KMOX Radio about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. “All the neurological tests came back negative, and they were very surprised just how well he was able to bounce back with such a tough injury. It was a scary moment for all the Cardinals fans, and you could see how it rattled the players.”

Matheny said Piscotty would stay in his room at the team hotel, to rest and continue the healing process Tuesday evening and overnight. The rest of the Cardinals had gathered at PNC Park for the second game of the series Tuesday night, but the game was rained out and will be part of a doubleheader Wednesday (Game 1: 12:35 p.m.; Game 2: 6:05 p.m., both on Fox Sports Midwest and KMOX).

“We’re going to have him just kind of rest tonight; we won’t be bringing him into the field,” Matheny told KMOX. “He’s going back to the hotel.”

Matheny said he talked to Piscotty on Tuesday and said Piscotty was upbeat.

“Even (Monday) night, he was in good spirits. A little bit sore, but all in all, I thought our medical team did a great job and so did the people here in Pittsburgh. He was well cared for right from the top. Fortunately, what looked like could be a very, very bad situation ended up being much better than what we had hoped. So glad that everything is okay.

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