BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A woman hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park during a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox on Friday night remains in serious condition at a Boston hospital.
Tonya Carpenter was struck in the head by Oakland player Brett Lawrie’s bat as she sat near the field between home plate and the third base dugout.READ MORE: Rob Gronkowski Needs A Few Weeks To Decide On His Future, But Hints He May Still Play Even If Tom Brady Retires
A spokeswoman for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Hospital says Carpenter’s condition is not expected to change Sunday.
Her family said in a statement released by the hospital Saturday they are “grateful to all who have reached out with thoughts and prayers.”
Lawrie sent flowers and a card to Carpenter, The San Francisco Gate reported.READ MORE: Investigators Narrow Time Of Harmony Montgomery Disappearance To Late November, Early December 2019
A GoFundMe page was established seeking to raise $120,000 for Carpenter’s recovery.
The family said they wanted to thank “fans and first responders who leaped to Tonya’s aid, who gave her a fighting chance.”MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Dogs And Cats Rescued From Hoarding Case Up For Adoption In Massachusetts
Forty-four-year-old Carpenter, of Paxton, Massachusetts, had posted a Facebook photo from the game before the accident. A friend said Carpenter was there with her son and a friend.