CHICAGO (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man was carted off Wrigley Field after he apparently fell from the bleachers onto the warning track during a rain delay before a game between the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
The man, dressed in shorts and sneakers, was face down just in front of the ivy in right-center field when officials started running from the dugouts to assist him. They immediately checked his pulse while a medic ran in from right field.
It took three people to turn the man over onto his back. They then pulled up his shirt and put on a brace to stabilize his neck before strapping him onto a backboard and loading him into a cart.
Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. and pitching coach Chris Bosio also went out to the outfield to check on the man.
There was no immediate word of the man’s name or his condition. There was a visible dip in the yellow fencing at the top of the wall above where the man was treated.
The incident occurred just after 7 p.m., about the scheduled start time. But the tarp was on the field because of earlier heavy rain.
The Wrigley Field bleachers are known for for their party-like atmosphere and sometimes rowdy behavior.
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