Vera needs reconstructive surgery
HAVANA -- The pitcher who helped Cuba defeat the Baltimore Orioles in the United States a decade ago tried to stop a fight and was smashed in the face with a blunt object. His injuries are not life-threatening but he will need reconstructive surgery.
Norge Luis Vera is in "delicate, stable condition and fully conscious," the government-controlled Radio Rebelde said Monday. He is in the intensive care unit of Saturnino Lora Hospital in Santiago, Cuba's second-largest city.
The 38-year-old ...
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