New York Yankees prospect Ty Hensley hospitalized was “”brutally attacked” over the holidays, his attorney, Rob Martin of ICON Sports, told SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. Hensley has hospitalized and has since returned home.
Another of Hensley’s attorneys, Jacob Diesselhorst, said that his client suffered “”pretty significant facial injuries,” including multiple fractures to his jaw. The incident occurred at a home in The Village, a suburb of Oklahoma City.
Martin released the following statement this morning:
“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.”
The legal process is still pending.
Hensley, 21, was selected 30th overall in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Yankees. He has a 2.95 ERA in 16 games (14 starts) over two minor-league seasons.