Top Phillies Prospect Loses Right Eye in Freak Exercise Accident

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Top Philadelphia Phillies prospect Matt Imhof lost his right eye after a freak post-game training accident while using a resistance band that was anchored to a wall. According to a Phillies official, Imhof, 22, was reportedly “injured during a postgame exercise routine at Brevard County’s Space Coast Stadium” and “was struck in the face while using a rubber resistance band anchored to a wall.” The mounted base reportedly broke off the wall during the exercise routine. On Thursday, Imhof posted an update on his Instagram account and said that doctors “decided that the best chance I had to live a normal life was to have my right eye removed and have a prosthetic one put in. This decision was not an easy one to make but to me it seemed like the right one so on Tuesday afternoon I went forward with the surgery.” “I’m lucky to still have vision in my left eye…I’m lucky that i didn’t have brain damage…and I’m lucky to be surrounded my the most loving and understanding people in the world,” he continued. “I just wanted to write this message to let everyone know that even though I suffered some bad luck, I’m not dead.