White Sox Sued Over Season-Ending Knee Injury

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Do hidden hazards within playing areas expose the host teams to liability? Playing right field for the New York Yankees on June 29, Dustin Fowler was in the first inning of his Major League Baseball debut when he ran into a wall in foul territory at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field, injuring his right knee. Fowler has sued the White Sox and the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority claiming they were negligent for not mitigating the injury risk posed by an unpadded metal electrical box attached to the low wall the player collided with.

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