After catching the final out of Monday’s win against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Yasiel Puig noticed a group of Dodgers fans clamoring for a souvenir, so he threw the ball into the stands. The ball, unfortunately, struck Alyssa Gerharter in the mouth, knocking out her front tooth, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News Reports.
Gerharter was taken by ushers to a first aid room at the stadium, then went to the hospital. According to the report, her tooth has been reinserted and she hopes it will fuse with the bone which will prevent her from needing a replacement incisor.
Gerharter seemed to take the incident in good stride, posting selfies with her missing front tooth:
Puig, who can’t seem to do anything right this year, visited with Gerharter and they both held up a sign with the hashtag #PuigMyTooth, referencing the #PuigYourFriend meme that started in late April when Puig tweeted at Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
It’s good to hear that Gerharter appears to be fine after the incident and it was nice on Puig and the Dodgers’ part to reach out to her.