KEY POINTS

  • A TV reporter shows off her nasty scar after getting hit with a 95 MPH foul ball
  • Doctors hope the scar will not look bad when she weds this coming June
  • The recent incident is not the first time that she had been hit during an MLB game

There are perils when reporters take the field and try to outline what is going on in a game.

As far as baseball is concerned, Colorado Rockies TV reporter Kelsey Wingert has had her share of being a sports correspondent.

Wingert was the unfortunate victim of a foul ball that reported traveling at a speed of 95 miles per hour.

It happened on Monday, May 16 when the Rockies were up against the San Francisco Giants.

Austin Slater hit a foul ball off Daniel Bard at the top of the ninth inning, and the ball inadvertently hit Wingert.

She was seated in the first-base camera at the time while reporting for AT&T Sportsnet.

The 29-year-old television reporter would be rushed to a local hospital by the Rockies and AT&T, spending five hours there getting internal and external stitches since the wound was so deep.

Wingert showed off these stitches on her forehead on social media.

"I took a 95 MPH line straight into my forehead," her social media post read. “The Rockies and  AT&T Sports have treated me like family. Getting me treatment and to the best hospital ASAP. I was at hospital for 5 hours with David Woodman (GM of AT&T SN), his wife, Paula & my producer Alison Vigil.”

She added that a CT scan was done to make sure that there was no internal bleeding or fractures.

According to Wingert, all of them came back clear.

"The stitches will have to come out in a week. I'm very lucky it wasn't worse. It was just really scary and bummed me out given the circumstances," she added.

Wingert will take a few days off and plans to return to work after that.

She is set to tie the knot in June, and doctors are praying that the scars won’t look bad for the wedding.

This was not the first time that Wingert had been hit.

In 2018, she was standing in the camera that was near the Buffalo Bills' first-base dugout and got hit.

Odubel Herrera of the Philadelphia Phillies grounded the foul in the seventh inning, but this inadvertently hit the TV reporter.

Brandon Phillips #4 of the Atlanta Braves is doused by Matt Kemp #27 with a water cooler, along with Braves reporter Kelsey Wingert Brandon Phillips #4 of the Atlanta Braves is doused by Matt Kemp #27 with a water cooler, along with Braves reporter Kelsey Wingert Photo: Getty Images | Scott Cunningham