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Baseball: Cory Hahn seriously injured [Updated]

February 20, 2011 |  9:24 pm

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Former Santa Ana Mater Dei outfielder Cory Hahn, last season's player of the year in Southern California, was seriously injured  Sunday while playing in a game for Arizona State against New Mexico.

While sliding into second base, he suffered a head injury. He was put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. A family friend said Hahn underwent surgery. A hospital spokeswoman declined comment on his condition.

Ron Galosic, whose son, Ronnie, plays for New Mexico, was at the game and said that the throw to second sailed to the left, and when the second baseman went to retrieve it, his knee collided with Hahn's neck and head.

[Updated at 10:59 a.m.: Arizona State released the following statement this morning. "The university is working closely with the Hahn family regarding any official updates regarding the health of Cory Hahn, who sustained an injury in yesterday's baseball game. The family would like Sun Devil fans to know that Cory has sustained a neck injury, that he underwent surgery last night and that he is slowly recovering. The family welcomes all wishes and positive thoughts from everyone at this time."]

-- Eric Sondheimer

Photo: Cory Hahn slides into second base moments before he was injured Sunday. Credit: Ron Galosic

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