Minor league catcher hit by backswing, hospitalized

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Buffalo Bisons catcher Payton Henry was hospitalized Friday night after he was struck by a batter’s backswing and carted off the field on a stretcher.Henry was hit in the back of the head by the swing from Syracuse Mets third baseman Pablo Reyes in the seventh inning. He immediately went to the ground upon contact and athletic trainers tended to him.Officials decided not to continue the game after the injury.The Bisons said later in the night that Henry was “alert and appropriately responsive” at an area hospital. They called the injury a “scary incident.”The Mets were up 4-2 at NBT Bank Stadium when the game was called.The Bisons said the 26-year-old Henry was being evaluated and they would provide more information as it becomes available.Henry was picked by the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth round of the 2016 major league draft. He played in college at BYU.

Buffalo Bisons catcher Payton Henry was hospitalized Friday night after he was struck by a batter’s backswing and carted off the field on a stretcher.

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Henry was hit in the back of the head by the swing from Syracuse Mets third baseman Pablo Reyes in the seventh inning. He immediately went to the ground upon contact and athletic trainers tended to him.

Officials decided not to continue the game after the injury.

The Bisons said later in the night that Henry was “alert and appropriately responsive” at an area hospital. They called the injury a “scary incident.”

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Tonight’s Buffalo Bisons game was cancelled after seven innings when #BlueJays catcher Payton Henry was struck in the back of the head by a bat on a follow-through.

A very scary scene as Henry went down and his arms began to shake. Henry left on a stretcher with medics.

— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) June 1, 2024

The Mets were up 4-2 at NBT Bank Stadium when the game was called.

The Bisons said the 26-year-old Henry was being evaluated and they would provide more information as it becomes available.

Henry was picked by the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth round of the 2016 major league draft. He played in college at BYU.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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