Colorado Rockies reporter Kelsey Wingert took a wicked 95 mph line drive ball straight to the forehead during Colorado’s 7-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.
The injury was so severe, that it put Wingert on the mend from her job with the ball club. Two days after the incident, Wingert posted an update on Twitter, showing her followers the nasty gash left by the baseball.
“Checking in – Monday, I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head,” Wingert tweeted after getting multiple stitches to her forehead. “The @Rockies & @ATTSportsNetRM have treated me like family. Getting me treatment & to the best hospital ASAP. I was at the hospital for 5 hours w/ David Woodman (GM of AT&T SN), his wife, Paula & my producer Alison Vigil.”
Wingert's nasty injury occurred during the ninth inning when Giants outfielder Austin Slater cracked a foul ball into the Rockies' dugout area-- which was right where Wingert was standing while doing her job.
The 29-year-old reporter said she needed several stitches to close the wound and also required a CT scan for internal bleeding and fractures, which came back clear.
“Thank God. I received internal & external stitches. I’ve been staying at my GM’s house,” the reporter tweeted. “I can’t say enough about AT&TSN & the Rox. I’ve never experienced support like this. Thank you for the prayers.”
This is not the first time Wingert has gotten hit by a baseball in her career. While working for Atlanta Braves and Fox Sports in 2018, she suffered a fractured eye socket after being hit by a foul ball. Thankfully she came back from both incidents rather unscaved.
After losing to the Giants on Monday, Colorado came back to beat them 5-3 on Wednesday.
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