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McHenry County College baseball coach Jared Wacker out of ICU

McHenry County College baseball coach Jared Wacker.
McHenry County College baseball coach Jared Wacker.

McHenry County College baseball coach Jared Wacker was moved from the intensive care unit at Rockford’s St. Anthony’s Medical Center on Tuesday to a regular room and may be released Wednesday.


Wacker suffered a fractured skull when he was struck in the head by a line drive in Sunday’s doubleheader with Illinois Valley Community College. Wacker was in the first-base dugout when a left-handed hitter pulled a shot that hit him.

Wacker was taken to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, then airlifted to Rockford.

“I saw Jared today. He has been moved out of ICU into a regular hospital room for the night,” MCC athletic director Wally Reynolds said in an email. “The good news is that he now expects to be released on Wednesday and to be able to go home, with an anticipated recovery of about two to four weeks.”

Wacker had worked several years at MCC as an assistant coach before taking over as head coach in 2012. The Scots were 35-20 that season and won the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference. MCC was 40-12 last spring and was Skyway runner-up.


 

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