Thursday, March 10, 2011

Braves coach stable after getting drilled during game (ambulance video)

This is an update on a story that happened on Wednesday.

Luis Salazar, a minor league manager for the Atlanta Braves is resting in stable condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center after being hit squarely in the left eye with a foul ball, while in the dugout.

According to Braves GM Frank Wren, Salazar suffered no brain damage, but has facial fractures and the area around his eye is seriously damaged.

The Orlando Sentinel interviewed a fan at the game who said Salazar was talking to outfielder Nate McLouth when catcher Brian McCann was at the plate and fouled off the pitch. According to the witness "Luis didn't mover or anything because he was talking to Nate" and "It was as solid as you can get hit by a baseball. He fell straight back as though somebody had punched him."

The story from the Orlando Sentinel is RIGHT HERE

Needless to say, the entire Braves team was shaken by the incident. It was an accident and in the video at the bottom of this story, you can hear just how quiet the stadium was after it happened.

The aforementioned video was shot by a fan and it shows Salazar being lifted into an ambulance before being flown via helicopter to the hospital. We wish Salazar nothing but the best.

Here's a story done by MyFoxOrlando, with reaction:

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