Mattingly Romanin, a sophomore infielder/outfielder from Chicago State University, was playing summer ball for the Hannibal Cavemen when he was kicked in the face by a skydiver during pregame activities. He played a full 9 innings that day and we initially reported that he was reportedly OK.
The Post reports, however, that he will miss the rest of the season as the 20-year-old short stop has a concussion.
"Obviously I was a little upset and kind of frustrated about how the whole situation developed," he said. "It was a freak accident. It happens. There's nothing really I can do, I've just got to move on and make sure I'm healthy and ready to play."
Headaches worsened that night and persisted. He said a doctor on Monday determined he had a concussion. After consulting with his coach at Chicago State, he decided to shut down for the summer season. Romanin also suffered a concussion in the spring after being hit in the head by a pitch.
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