Sports Reporter Recovering After Taking 95 MPH Line Drive to the Head

By Kevin Eck 

For the second time in her career, AT&T Sportsnet reporter Kelsey Wingert is on the mend after a getting hit by an errant fly ball while covering an MLB game.

During the ninth inning of a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Giants outfielder Austin Slater hit a 95 MPH line drive foul ball that connected with Wingert’s forehead.

“Checking in—Monday,” Wingert wrote on Twitter. “I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head.”


She received a virtual purple heart from the Rockies for her suffering.

“I had CT scan to check for internal bleeding/fractures & it came back clear, Thank God,” she added. “I received internal & external stitches. I’ve been staying at my GM’s house. I can’t say enough about AT&TSN & the Rox. I’ve never experienced support like this. Thank you for the prayers.”

This is the second time this has happened to her. In 2018, she suffered a broken right eye socket when she was hit by a foul ball while covering the Atlanta Braves for Fox Sports South.