Boy Suffers Head Injury After Being Struck by Foul Ball
A 6-year-old boy was severely injured after being struck by a foul ball at a Charlotte baseball game.
About the Boys Injuries
It happened during the fourth inning; James and his mother and father were sitting behind the third base when a batter was up to hit the ball. James’s mother said it all happened so fast, fast enough that before they could even react James had already been hit with the ball.
James’s parents rushed him to the hospital where he was said to have a skull fracture and internal bleeding on both sides of his brain. James has not had to undergo any surgeries, but he can’t hold down any food or walk without getting nauseous.
James’s father said he hopes that parents are cautious when taking their children out to baseball games and that they hope that their story can serve as an example what could happen at a baseball game.
Baseball Injury Statistics
The following information was provided by Livestrong.com:
- More than 627,000 baseball injuries each year are treated by medical professionals, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
- Watching a baseball game from the stands doesn't protect people from injury.
- It is estimated that 4,000 spectators are injured during games.
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 limited access to ballplayers medical statuses.