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Illustration for article titled Fan At Red Sox Game Hit By Broken Bat, Stretchered Off [Updates]

A woman at tonight’s Athletics-Red Sox game left on a stretcher when she was reportedly hit in the face with a bat shard during Brett Lawrie’s plate appearance in the second inning. The game was delayed so medical staff could tend to her.

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A reader at the game sent video of medical staff wheeling the woman off the field. As a warning, the clip’s unpleasant. You’ll see blood and hear screaming:

The A’s broadcast acknowledged the injury:

Update (8:37 p.m.): Via AP photographer Charles Krupa, here’s a photo of the staff tending to the woman.

Illustration for article titled Fan At Red Sox Game Hit By Broken Bat, Stretchered Off [Updates]

Update (9:45 p.m.): Per the Boston Globe, the woman was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. She was sitting with her son.

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Update (11:15 p.m.): The Globe’s story now states that the woman was not sitting with her husband, only her son. The previous update has been edited to reflect that change.

Update (1:21 p.m., June 6): The Boston Globe reports that police told them the woman is in “serious but stable” at the hospital. They added that she is expected to survive.

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A fan at the game, who says that he was sitting just a few feet away from the woman, has sent along the following picture that he took during Lawrie’s at-bat. It shows just how close to the batter the woman was, and how she was barely out of range of the protective netting.

Illustration for article titled Fan At Red Sox Game Hit By Broken Bat, Stretchered Off [Updates]
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H/t to Matt


Contact the author at samer@deadspin.com.

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