Social media might have had a laugh at the espense of a woman being smacked in the head by an errant pass from Christian Wood, but it was truly no laughing matter.
Isabella Fitz, a Charlotte Hornets fan, was accidentally hit in the head with a basketball in a viral clip from a few days ago.
“I got hit so hard in the head, I honestly had no idea what happened,” Fitz told Inside Edition. “When I stood up I was disoriented and my ears were ringing.”
Fitz also revealed that her vision went black and ended up in the emergency room with a concussion and a hairline fracture in her cheekbone. She also had swelling and red marks on her face, she said.
She relayed that her doctor told her not to return to work for three weeks. Fitz said she was also upset about what she said was the reaction to her injury.
“There was definitely a laugh from the announcers and a comment ‘she seems to be OK,’ but I took a basketball to the face,” Fitz said. She was upset that Wood posted laughing emojis on his Instagram story.
“By no means was that appropriate,” Fitz said.
Instead of taking on his offer of tickets to a game, Fitz wants an apology.