MLB Reporter Hit in Head by '95 MPH Line Drive' in Giants-Rockies Game Is Recovering

It's not the first time Kelsey Wingert has been struck and injured by a foul ball

Colorado Rockies television reporter Kelsey Wingert
AP Photo/David Zalubowski

MLB reporter Kelsey Wingert says she's recovering after being struck in the head by a line drive foul ball during the ninth inning of the Colorado Rockies' game against the San Francisco Giants earlier this week.

“I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head,” Wingert said in a tweet, along with a photo that showed a row of stitches on her forehead.

Wingert, who covers the Rockies for AT&T Sportsnet, was in the camera well past the Rockies' first-base dugout on Monday night. Giants outfielder Austin Slater fouled a ball off Rockies reliever Daniel Bard and the ball hit Wingert.

She said she spent five hours in a hospital, where tests revealed no fractures or internal bleeding. She said she "received internal & external stitches.”

Wingert and the Rockies also retweeted a statement from AT&T SportsNet about the incident.

“Reporter @KelsWingert was hit by a foul ball during Monday’s Rockies game. Kelsey immediately received medical attention and we’re happy to share that she’s doing well under the circumstances,” the statement read. “We’re wishing Kelsey a speedy recovery and we’ll see her soon on the @Rockies broadcast.”

Wingert also was hit by a foul ball in 2018, when she was covering the Atlanta Braves for Fox Sports South. She suffered a broken right eye socket when she was struck by a foul ball from Odubel Herrera of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Buster Posey announced Thursday that he is retiring from Major League Baseball. The seven-time All-Star catcher played his entire career with the San Francisco Giants, winning three World Series titles during his run.
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