A 2-year-old girl hit by a foul ball last month at a Houston Astros game suffered a skull fracture and had a seizure, a lawyer for her family said in a statement Wednesday.
This is the first time the family has released any information about the toddler’s condition after the May 29 incident at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The girl was sitting on a relative’s lap along the third-base line when she was struck by the foul ball.
She sustained a skull fracture, with associated subdural bleeding, bruising and swelling, Houston attorney Richard Mithoff said Wednesday in a statement to USA TODAY Sports. Mithoff added that the girl had a seizure while she was hospitalized and was put on medication to assist in her recovery.
She is home and will be reassessed in July.
“The family’s foremost concern is about the health of their child, but they also wanted me to extend their thanks to the fans and the Astros for their concern,” Mithoff said.
The Cubs’ Albert Almora, who hit the foul ball into the stands, had an emotional reaction after the girl was injured.
Last season, all 30 Major League Baseball teams expanded their protective netting to at least the far ends of the dugouts. The Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals have already announced plans to extend the netting to the left- and right-field foul poles.
On the third-base side at Minute Maid Park, netting extends to the end of the visiting team’s dugout in section 112. The girl and her family were sitting a few seats up from the field in section 111, just past the end of the netting.