Max Scherzer breaks his nose in pre-game bunting drill

Nationals' Max Scherzer breaks his nose in pre-game bunting drill
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By 106.7 The Fan

Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose after being struck in the face by a deflected ball during a bunting drill Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Scherzer, who was scheduled to start one game of Washington's doubleheader against the Phillies Wednesday, is currently TBD, the Nationals say.

MASN cameras captured the incident. You can see the ball catch the side of the bat and change trajectories, squirting right back into Scherzer's face.

WATCH - Max Scherzer, who's scheduled to start Wednesday, was hit in the face by a ball during batting practice.Details: https://t.co/sNoPv3co00 pic.twitter.com/27FonlyC33

— Nationals on MASN (@masnNationals) June 18, 2019

Scherzer was examined off-site, undergoing a CAT scan, which came back negative.

Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose as a result of being struck in the face after fouling a ball back during a bunting drill. CAT scan was negative and his status for tomorrow is TBD. pic.twitter.com/DzrcdbuTnK

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 19, 2019

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