Foul ball hits woman in head during Pirates, Cubs game

A woman was taken out of PNC Park on a stretcher Monday night after being hit in the head with a foul ball during the Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs.

The woman was walking to her seat behind home plate during the second inning when a foul ball went into the netting and hit her in the head, knocking her to ground.

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The game was delayed for 23 minutes while medics treated the woman who was eventually taken out of the stadium on a stretcher.

There was no immediate word on her condition.

The Pittsburgh Pirates released the following statement following Monday night’s game:

"During the top of the second inning a female fan was struck in the head with a foul ball.

"After initial treatment by PNC Park and Pittsburgh EMS personnel, she was placed on a stretcher, moved to a nearby ambulance and brought to the hospital for further treatment. She was conscious and alert at the time of transport, graciously thanking her caregivers while giving a 'thumbs up' gesture to nearby fans.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with her.

"We will share additional information as it becomes available."