A.J. Burnett Needs Surgery For Orbital Fracture

Thursday March 1st, 2012

Recently acquired Pittsburgh Pirates hurler, A.J. Burnett, fouled a ball off of his face while bunting yesterday, and will need surgery to repair an orbital fracture around his right eye, according to the Pittsburgh Pirates official Twitter account.

Burnett, who left camp due to the injury, is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. There is no word on how long he will be out of commission.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.