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Iowa baby struck by softball may have suffered brain damage


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Doctors say an infant may have suffered brain damage when struck by an overthrown softball at her father’s game in northeastern Iowa.

Mayo Clinic physicians in Rochester have been balancing various medications as they treat 8-week-old McKenna Hovenga, whose skull was fractured. She was struck while in the arms of her mother, Kassy, on May 2 in Shell Rock, some 95 miles northeast of Des Moines.


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