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Woman Injured By Bat At Fenway Park Is Released From The Hospital

Tonya Carpenter, who was accidentally hit in the head with a broken bat by Oakland Athletics' Brett Lawrie, is helped from the stands during a game against the Red Sox at Fenway Friday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Tonya Carpenter, who was accidentally hit in the head with a broken bat by Oakland Athletics' Brett Lawrie, is helped from the stands during a game against the Red Sox at Fenway Friday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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The woman who was seriously injured when she was hit by a broken bat at a Red Sox game last week has been released from the hospital.

A statement from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center says Tonya Carpenter is being transferred to a rehab center and that she's made great progress.

Tonya Carpenter, in an undated photo provided by her family (The family of Tonya Carpenter via AP)
Tonya Carpenter, in an undated photo provided by her family (The family of Tonya Carpenter via AP)

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

The 44-year-old was struck in the head by Oakland Athletics player Brett Lawrie’s bat as she sat between home plate and the third base dugout at Fenway Park last Friday night with her son and a friend.

Friends have started an online fundraiser for her.

Her friends say on their GoFundMe page Carpenter faces a long recovery. They say she’s “a beautiful, positive, upbeat, hardworking single mom who would do anything” for family and friends.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

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