A woman who attended a game at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland A’s was injured after being hit by a broken bat in the stands.
Her injuries were expected to be life-threatening, but an update has revealed that while she is in serious condition, her condition is also stable.
A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie was the batter who had broken his bat, and he had been taken out of the lineup due to a back problem after.
Tonya Carpenter, the woman who suffered the injuries from the broken bat, was carted off the field in a stretcher after she started bleeding.
She was struck by the remains of Lawrie’s bat, which flew toward the area between the backstop and the A’s dugout, which was on the third base side.
The Red Sox released a statement on this unfortunate accident.
“All of us offer our prayers and our thoughts as we wish her a speedy recovery,” the Red Sox said, according to ESPN.
Carpenter’s stable condition keeps the longevity of no foul ball related deaths going, but one occurred in 1970 when a 14-year-old boy was killed at Dodger Stadium by a line drive hit by Manny Mota.