Child hit by foul ball at Astros game dealing with skull fracture, bleeding and seizures

A 2-year-old child who was hit by a foul ball at a Houston Astros game suffered a skull fracture, bleeding, brain contusions and brain edema, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The child was hit during a May 29 game against the Chicago Cubs. In the fourth inning of that game, Cubs outfielder Albert Almora hit a foul ball that struck the child, who was sitting in her grandfather’s lap.

The child’s family has retained an attorney to speak with the Astros about the incident. The family has not filed a lawsuit against the team yet, but decided to retain an attorney to communicate with the club.

In the wake of the incident, the Chicago White SoxLos Angeles DodgersTexas Rangersand Washington Nationals all agreed to extend netting in their ballparks.

The Astros have been asked about doing the same. They are looking into that issue but have no plans to extend netting in 2019.

The child is still experiencing seizures and abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG) readings weeks after the game.

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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 29: Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. (5) takes a knee with teammate Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward (22) as a child was hit in the face by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora in the fourth inning of a baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs during a MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park in May 29, 2019, in Houston, TX. (Photo by Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 29: Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. (5) reacts with Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) as a child was hit in the face by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora in the fourth inning of a baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs during a MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park in May 29, 2019, in Houston, TX. (Photo by Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 29: Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. (5) reacts with in the dugout as a child was hit in the face by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora in the fourth inning of a baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs during a MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park in May 29, 2019, in Houston, TX. (Photo by Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - MAY 29: Albert Almora Jr. #5 of the Chicago Cubs is comforted by Jason Heyward #22 after a hard hit foul ball off his bat hit a young child in the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
A young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr., center, takes a knee as Jason Heyward, left, and manager Joe Maddon, right, talk to him after hitting a foul ball into the stands during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr., right, is wipes away tears he Willson Contreras, left, left, consoles him after checking on a young child which was struck by his foul ball during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. wipes away tears after checking on a young child which was struck by his foul ball during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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