A baseball player has been knocked out by a skydiver who misjudged his landing on the field of play.
Mattingly Romanin, a shortstop for the Hannibal Cavemen in Missouri, was levelled by the clumsy aerial performer.
The skydiver was one of three who had been hired to deliver the first pitch prior to Saturday’s game against the Terre Haute Rex in the summer Prospect League.
The skydiver got up immediately without a scratch, but Romanin was not so quick to recover.
The player was motionless on the ground as team doctors rushed to his aid.
Footage from later in the night showed him sporting a fresh wound near his right eye.
But there were no serious injuries, and Romanin eventually joked about the incident on Twitter.
“I feel like I got kicked in the face yesterday, oh wait …” he tweeted the next day.
Romanin’s overnight fame did come with a price, however.
“Now only if my Oakleys (sunglasses) had survived too,” he added.