White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon was forced to leave a rehab start in Charlotte on Thursday after taking a line drive to the forehead.  The ball bounced off of Rodon’s forehead and was caught by the third baseman for an out.  

The left hander is making his way back to the big leagues after undergoing shoulder surgery in September.  He was cruising before leaving, striking out six in 2 2/3 innings of work. 

The good news, if there is any when you get smoked by a baseball to the head, is he was able to get up immediately afterwards and walked off under his own power.  Expect a nice bump and probably a headache or two, but he should be fine.

Shoutout to the third baseman for sticking with the play and to Rodon for wanting to stay in the game.