Colorado Rockies TV reporter Kelsey Wingert recovering after being struck in head by foul ball
Colorado Rockies TV reporter Kelsey Wingert said she was "sagging" two days after she was hit in the head by a 95-mph foulball.
The chilling incident happened during Monday's game between the Rockies and the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field in Denver. Austin Slater of the Giants fouled Daniel Bard of the Rockies in the top part of the ninth inning and the ball caught Wingert, who was well on first base camera while reporting for AT&T Sportsnet.
"I took a 95 MPH line right in my forehead," she wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, accompanied by a photo showing multiple stitches on her forehead.
MORE: Wingert was injured by a foulball while working for Braves TV
The foul ball left a deep cut on Wingert's forehead. She said the Rockies and AT&T Sportsnet rushed her "immediately to the best hospital," where she spent five hours receiving "internal and external stitches because the wound is so deep."
“I had a CT scan to make sure there was no internal bleeding from fractures and everything became clear again. Thank God,” continued Wingert. "The seams have to come out in a week. I'm very happy it wasn't worse.
Wingert thanked the Rockies organization and their employer for their help, including AT&T Sportsnet general manager David Woodman and his wife Paula, who stayed by their side at the hospital: "I have never experienced such support."
The broadcaster said she needs a few days to rest before returning to work. In a statement posted to Twitter, AT&T Sportsnet said, "We wish Kelsey a speedy recovery and we'll see her on the @Rockies show soon."
Colorado Rockies TV reporter Kelsey Wingert takes a spot from first base well before the first inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants Monday, May 16, 2022, in Denver.
Wingert, who is set to marry in June, said doctors "hope the scar won't be too bad for the wedding."
It's not the first time Wingert has been injured by a foul ball.
In 2018, Wingert, then covering the Atlanta Braves for Fox Sports, was caught standing on camera well behind the Braves' first dugout. The Philadelphia Phillies' Odubel Herrera landed the foul in the seventh inning that hit her.
She suffered a broken eye socket. Wingert posted an update on her Twitter account thanking her for the support and adding, "It could have been MUCH worse."
Wingert retweeted a photo taken of her black eye after she returned home.
All 30 major league teams have extended nets this season to protect fans sitting near the pitch and extending to the end of the dugouts.
Contribution: Associated Press
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Rockies reporter Kelsey Wingert recovers after being hit by a foul ball
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