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Rox fan struck by foul released from hospital

Rox fan struck by foul released from hospital

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Rox fan struck by foul released from hospital
DENVER -- A woman who was struck on the right side of her head with a hard foul ball from the Rockies' Michael Cuddyer was treated for a concussion and a bruise at a local hospital, and released.

According to a press release from Denver Health Medical center, Judith Reese was at Coors Field celebrating her 69th birthday watching the Rockies' 7-0 loss to the Giants.

"I want to thank the fans, the paramedics and the community for their instant support," Reese said in the release.

Reese was sitting along the third-base line when Cuddyer's liner hit her during the fourth inning. The game was delayed between the fourth and fifth innings as Reese was placed on a back brace, lowered to the field and taken away in a cart.

Cuddyer, in his first home game with the Rockies, was shaken after the game, and did not have an immediate report on Reese's condition.

"You never want to see something like that," Cuddyer said. "It's terrible. I saw the ball off my bat, I saw the stands kind of part ways, then, boom, I saw it hit her head. I hope she's all right, everything's well. That's the scary part."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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