DENVER (AP) — AT&T Sportsnet reporter Kelsey Wingert says she’s recovering after being struck within the head by a line drive throughout the ninth inning of the Colorado Rockies’ recreation towards the San Francisco Giants earlier this week.
“I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head,” Wingert mentioned in a tweet, together with a photograph that confirmed a row of stitches on her forehead.
Wingert, who covers the Rockies, was within the digital camera effectively previous the Rockies’ first-base dugout on Monday night time. Giants outfielder Austin Slater fouled a ball off Rockies reliever Daniel Bard and the ball hit Wingert.
Wingert mentioned she spent 5 hours in a hospital, the place assessments revealed no fractures or inner bleeding. She mentioned she “obtained inner & exterior stitches.”
Wingert additionally was hit by a foul ball in 2018, when she was masking the Atlanta Braves for Fox Sports activities South. She suffered a damaged proper eye socket when she was struck by a foul ball from Odubel Herrera of the Philadelphia Phillies.