Sandy Koufax feels ‘fine’ after taking foul ball to head

Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax was hit in the head with a foul ball during a Dodgers spring training practice session on Friday.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

PHOENIX – A few hours after he was struck in the head by a line drive, Sandy Koufax walked out of the Dodgers spring-training complex Friday afternoon with a smile on his face.

“I’m fine,” he said.

Koufax said he underwent a CT scan to rule out internal bleeding.

The Hall of Famer joked that he might return the next day wearing the new protective cap for pitchers.


Andre Ethier was relieved Koufax wasn’t seriously injured. Ethier batted the ball that hit Koufax.

“Your heart kind of leaps out of your body right there for a second,” Ethier said.

Clayton Kershaw offered similar thoughts.

“It didn’t look good,” Kershaw said. “I’m glad he walked off.”