This morning Chris Cotillo first reported that Yankees' pitching prospect Ty Hensley was attacked in Oklahoma City over the holidays and spent some time in the hospital. He has since been released and is recovering at home. Here is a statement from Hensley's attorney Rob Martin of ICON Sports:
"On behalf of Ty Hensley and his family, we are able to confirm that Ty was hospitalized after being brutally attacked and assaulted over the holidays in Oklahoma City. Ty was treated and released from the hospital and is presently recovering at home from the injuries he sustained after being knocked unconscious in this vicious attack. Ty and his family are grateful for all of the support, thoughts, and prayers he's received from friends, fans, and well-wishers. We respectfully request privacy during this difficult time. For those of us that know Ty best, this attack was shocking and disturbing both in it’s severity as well as the fact that it could not have happened to a nicer, more good-natured young man. While Ty always handles adversity remarkably well, he’s taken it to a new level in meeting this challenge head on. His pain tolerance, attitude, and determination to get back on the mound as soon as possible are literally off-the-charts. This is a young man with rare character and unbelievable toughness. Please direct all media inquiries to his attorneys Rob Martin (ICON Sports) & Jacob Diesselhorst (Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst). Thank you."
Charges haven't been filed against Hensley's attacker as of this post but Martin expects it to happen soon - all of the legal stuff is still pending.
Here's to a speedy recovery for Ty.
UPDATE: Bryan Hoch tweeted that Hensley's agent said that the prospect sustained facial fractures and other severe injuries in recent attack.
Brendan Kuty tweeted that Hensley suffered a broken jaw and was beaten while unconscious.
My goodness, I really hope the person who did this is punished. How awful.