Luiz Salazar, a minor league manager for the Atlanta Braves lost his eye after he was struck in the face by a line drive while watching a spring training game. The general manager for the Atlanta Braves advised that unfortunately the eye care doctors were unable to save his left high due to the accident. Otherwise, Salazar is recovering from his injuries quite well.
The accident occurred when the 54-year-old Salazar was standing against the railing in the dugout during the game. One of the players for the St. Louis Cardinals fouled a ball into his direction and Salazar was unable to react in time before being hit in the face with the ball.
Due to the accident, the baseball game was put on hold for nearly 20 minutes to allow time for Salazar to be airlifted to the nearest hospital. He was treated for multiple face fractures and unfortunately doctors were unable to save his left eye due to the extent of the damage. A LASIK surgery San Diego surgeon advised that this type of trauma can be devastating to the nerves in the eye.