Carpenter's recovery 'has been excellent' so far according to neurosurgeon
By Alec Shirkey
BOSTON -- Tonya Carpenter, the woman seriously injured by a broken bat during last Friday's game between the Red Sox and A's at Fenway Park, was released from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Friday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Carpenter remains in good condition and has been transferred to a rehabilitation center as she continues her recovery, which required a week-long stay at the hospital. She suffered her injury when Brett Lawrie's splintered bat flew into the stands during the second inning.
Dr. Efstathios Papavassiliou, a Beth Israel neurosurgeon, commented on her status in a statement released on Friday afternoon.
"Ms. Carpenter's recovery so far has been excellent," Papavassiliou said. "She's getting stronger every day, and we've seen tremendous progress. We're confident she's ready to move forward with the next phase of her care."
Carpenter and her family have renewed their request for privacy and will not have further comment at this time.
"We don't want to see anyone hurt," Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoili said. "Scary situation. It's good to hear she's doing good, definitely."
Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.