Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ said he feels fortunate and blessed that he was able to walk out of the hospital today without any serious injury.

Happ, 30, speaking for the first time since getting hit by a Desmond Jennings line drive in Tuesday's second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, said he has a few stitches, and a fracture in his skull behind his left ear, but other than "tweaking" his knee, he's okay.

Happ doesn't know how long he'll be sidelined, but wants to get back on the mound as soon as he can.

"I feel very fortunate," Happ said. "The whole baseball community has been unbelievable with the messages I'm receiving and things people are saying and all the prayers. I really think that helps."

Happ said he was "coherent" and talking shortly after being hit, but while he remembers releasing the ball, he doesn't remember seeing it come back at him. It took him a few seconds to realize what was going on, but he remembered his teammates and trainers surrounding him.