Fan injured at Wrigley after falling from bleachers

null null Baseball null There is an angled chain-link fence atop the outfield wall at Wrigley Field. That protec

tive basket did not prevent a fan from falling onto the field Thursday during a rain delay.The fan fell onto the warning track around 8 p.m. ET, around the time the game between the Braves and Cubs was originally scheduled to begin. Medical officials immediately ran onto the field to tend to the man, who was lying facedown and nearly motionless. MORE: 2016 All-Star rostersCubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. and pitching coach Chris Bosio also ran to the outfield to check on the man. This guy just jumped the outfield wall and hasn’t moved for over 10 minutes!😬⚾️⚾️ #wrigley #savage #cubsgame— Brandon (@Brandon13_22) July 8, 2016Three people carefully turned the man over onto his back while stabilizing his neck, and he was eventually carted off the field and taken to a local hospital.The Wrigley Field bleachers are infamous for rowdy behavior and the Cubs later announced the fan “was injured after attempting to jump onto the field.”It’s unclear how the man was able to clear the basket fence.”We will remain in contact with the fan’s family to stay updated on his progress,” the team said late Thursday.Cubs personnel are attending to the fan. Appears to be slightly moving.— Brett Lyons (@Brett__Lyons) July 8, 2016The severity of the man’s injury was not immediately known. The game finally got underway around 9:40 p.m. ET.


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