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Could getting hit by a pitch in baseball cause a ruptured muscle?
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Very rarely
This would most likely cause a contusion.
A larger contusion is often called a hematoma with significant amount of bleeding beneath the skin. Muscles are quite vascular, and if injured, can definitely bleed enough to cause a sizable hematoma. In all of my years of playing & coaching baseball and treating baseball players, i've never seen a muscle rupture from a direct blow by a baseball.

In brief: Very rarely
This would most likely cause a contusion.
A larger contusion is often called a hematoma with significant amount of bleeding beneath the skin. Muscles are quite vascular, and if injured, can definitely bleed enough to cause a sizable hematoma. In all of my years of playing & coaching baseball and treating baseball players, i've never seen a muscle rupture from a direct blow by a baseball.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hit by baseball
Yes. Trauma from being hit by a baseball can cause a ruptured muscle.

In brief: Hit by baseball
Yes. Trauma from being hit by a baseball can cause a ruptured muscle.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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