Fan hit by broken bat at Fenway Park leaves hospital, transferred to rehab facility

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Another encouraging update here on 44-year-old Tonya Carpenter, the fan who suffered what was initially described as life-threatening injuries when she was struck in the head by a piece of a broken bat last Friday at Fenway Park.

According to Alec Shirkey of MLB.com, a hospital spokeswoman said that Carpenter was discharged from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Friday and transferred to a rehabilitation facility. After being listed in serious condition last weekend, Carpenter was upgraded to fair condition on Monday and good condition on Thursday.

Beth Israel neurosurgeon¬†Dr. Efstathios Papavassiliou released the following statement Friday afternoon regarding Carpenter’s condition:

“Ms. Carpenter’s recovery so far has been excellent,” Papavassiliou said. “She’s getting stronger every day, and we’ve seen tremendous progress. We’re confident she’s ready to move forward with the next phase of her care.”

Great to hear.