Cubs Fan Carted Off Wrigley Field After Falling Onto Warning Track
By Stephen Gossett in News on Jul 8, 2016 3:30PM
A fan fell from the bleachers on to the warning track on Thursday at Wrigley Field during a rain delay. He had to be carted off the field.
Photos showed the injured man facedown and immobilized.
Someone just fell from the bleachers onto the warning track and is not moving pic.twitter.com/84QJaulGm6— MLB Insider Dinger (@atf13atf) July 8, 2016
According to reports, stadium security had warned the man about stepping on the railing prior to the fall.
The Cubs released a brief statement in which they said the man intended to jump on to the field. They did not comment about the the man's condition:
"Prior to tonight's game, a fan was injured after attempting to jump onto the field from the Wrigley Field bleachers. The fan was taken by paramedics to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. We are unable to provide further comment on his condition at this time. We will remain in contact with the fan’s family to stay updated on his progress."
Medical staff could be seen attending to the injured fan.
Dude just fell from the bleachers onto the warning track during the Cubs rain delay. Medical staff tending to him. pic.twitter.com/JR60JwFOD3— Kevin Kugler (@kevinkugler) July 8, 2016
Cubs personnel are attending to the fan. Appears to be slightly moving. pic.twitter.com/XJj8ZuU8g2— Brett Lyons (@Brett__Lyons) July 8, 2016