The woman who suffered severe head injuries when she was struck in the face by a piece of a broken bat during a baseball game at Fenway Park on June 5 is expected to pull through, a new report claims. This is such good news!
We’re so relieved. The woman, who was struck in the face by a piece of a broken bat and suffered major head injuries during a Boston Red Sox game on June 5, is expected to survive, according to a new report.
Tonya Carpenter, 44, had to be carried off the field by medical staff and taken to a hospital during the second inning of the game after a section of a bat struck her in the head, according to the Boston Globe.
Her brother-in-law, Matthew Carpenter, 44, told the Globe that Tonya’s condition is serious and asked for privacy during this difficult time, as she recovers from her injuries in the hospital.
Tonya was enjoying the game with her 8-year-old son, Aidan, and a former boss before tragedy struck, he confirmed. “We’re all praying for her,” Matthew told the newspaper during a phone interview on June 6.
Earlier, the family had released a statement. “Tonya’s family and loved ones are grateful to all who have reached out with thoughts and prayers,” it read. But Matthew confirmed her condition to the Globe. He said: “She’s stable. All we can do is pray for her. And hope that Aidan isn’t too traumatized from all this.”
Matthew revealed that it wasn’t the first time the family had visited Fenway Park. “We’re a big family and we all go to games there,” he said.
Woman Hit By Broken Bat At Fenway Park: Red Sox And MLB Release Statements
The Red Sox, owned by John Henry, issued a statement on June 6, offering no new details. “All of us offer our prayers and our thoughts as we wish her a speedy recovery,” the statement said.
However, Major League Baseball had a little more to say. “We will continue to keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers. We appreciate the efforts of the Red Sox, the first responders, the Boston Police Department and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,” they said in a statement. “Fan safety is our foremost goal for all those who choose to support our game by visiting our ballparks and we will always strive for that experience to be safe and fan-friendly.”
— Jon Boon