Auburn pitcher hit in face by line drive has concussion
There is positive news regarding the injury status of Auburn pitcher Ashlee Swindle.
Swindle left Friday night’s Tigers NCAA Tournament game against Colorado State after being hit in the face by a line drive in the fifth inning. She went down instantly and was carted off the field at Hillenbrand Stadium in Tucson, where the team is participating in their regional.
Swindle was taken to the Banner University Medical Center on Friday night and then released to the team doctors, according to 247 Sports.
On Saturday morning, Auburn said Swindle had been diagnosed with a concussion.
“I just want to thank my Auburn family and the Arizona doctors for checking up on me and taking care of me,” Swindle said in a statement. “I am truly blessed to be a part of such a great family. War Eagle!”
She also tweeted the following message:
Thank you everyone for all the texts and calls. I was blessed with great doctors. God is good
— Ashlee Swindle (@AshleeNSwindle) May 18, 2019
The mother of a teammate said on Facebook that Swindle had passed all her eye exams as of Saturday morning and was taking pain medication. Swindle also apparently said she wants to return to action in five days, which would only happen if Auburn wins their regional to advance to the super regional.
Swindle actually was credited with the win on Friday night, making her 11-8 on the season.