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Girl hit by Albert Almora foul ball suffered skull fracture

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The young girl who was hit by an Albert Almora foul ball during a game between the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on May 29 is still feeling the effects from the incident.

During the top of the fourth inning of the game, Almora pulled a hard line drive into the stands. The ball hit a 2-year-old toddler in the back of the head.

The Houston Chronicle’s David Barron published a story on Tuesday about the medical issues the girl, who is now 2.5 years old, is still facing. According to the story, an attorney representing the family says the young girl suffered a skull fracture and permanent brain injury.

“She (the child) has an injury to a part of the brain, and it is permanent,” attorney Richard Mithoff told the Chronicle. “She remains subject to seizures and is on medication and will be, perhaps, for the rest of her life. That may or may not be resolved.”

The girl’s family hired Mithoff, who has spoken with the Astros but not taken legal action. It is unclear whether the young girl has any cognitive deficits, but she is said to have “staring spells, periods of unresponsiveness, night terrors and frequent headaches.”

Almora was an emotional wreck after the incident and advocated for more protective netting around fields. A few teams acted quickly to put up more protective netting. All 30 clubs will extend their protective netting for the 2020 season. Seven have netting from foul pole to foul pole.

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