Woman Hit by Bat During Royals Game

8 years 2 months 1 week ago Sunday, April 03 2011 Apr 3, 2011 Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:11:22 PM CDT April 03, 2011 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Doug Tucker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The companion of a woman who was struck in the face by a shattered bat says she had to wait about 45 minutes before Kansas City Royals officials got her into an ambulance.

Mike Sterrett shares a home with 64-year-old Sue Cooney in suburban Leawood, Kan. He says Cooney will need extensive surgery to repair a cheek bone and eye socket.

Royals executive Bob Rice says there was no undue delay, although he would not say how long it took to get her in the ambulance.

The woman was struck by the shattered bat of outfielder Torii Hunter during the Angels-Royals season opener Thursday. He says she sat dazed, bleeding and in extreme pain three rows behind the Angels' dugout.

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