Injury sparks softball player's safety crusade
Former Dawson High School softball pitcher Brooke Graham wants to raise awareness about head injuries in the game in the hope that more infield players will consider wearing a face mask.
That's what she plans to do when she goes to San Jacinto College to play softball next year. A line drive in April struck her in the head and led to reconstructive surgery that left a titanium plate in her head and an ear-to-ear scar.
If I could go back, I would have been wearing a face mask to pitch for years now," said Graham, who is headed to San Jacinto College to play softball next year. I had the opportunity when I was younger, but I didn't like the way it felt or looked. I wish I could go back."
Next year, face masks will be required for Dawson's softball pitchers.
Read more from this Chronicle article by Jenny Dial.
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