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Officials said a fan injured by a broken bat during Friday night's game between the Athletics and the Red Sox has life-threatening injuries, according to the Boston Globe. 

By SI Wire
June 05, 2015

Officials said a fan injured by a broken bat during Friday night's game between the Athletics and the Red Sox has serious injuries, according to the Boston Globe.

The injuries had initially been described as life-threatening. 

The incident occurred in the top of the second inning when Oakland infielder Brett Lawrie's bat shattered during contact with a pitch and flew into the stands.

A police spokeswoman told the Globe that a female fan seated with her husband and son in the second row of stands along the third base line was struck in the head by a shard of the bat.

ESPNBoston.com reported the woman was "bleeding pretty profusely," and that a nearby fan offered his shirt to medics for their use. A small child nearby was "shaken up" and shielded from the scene by a law enforcement officer, according to the Globe.

The victim could be heard screaming as she was removed from the stadium on a gurney, WEEI radio reported

Police said the woman, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital, according to the Globe.

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