Loudoun County Supervisor Matt Letourneau was struck in the face by a high speed baseball over the weekend, fracturing several bones including his eye socket, nose and sinus cavity and damaging his vision as well. He was rushed to the trauma center at Reston Hospital.

Letourneau, who was first elected to represent the Dulles District in 2011, shared the news today on social media. Here is the story in his own words.

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“Friends,

While coaching my son’s baseball team Saturday, I was struck by a baseball at high velocity.

The ball hit squarely on my right eye. I was briefly treated at StoneSprings Hospital and then transfered to the trauma service at Reston Hospital.

I suffered a concussion, several fractures on the right side of my face, including the eye socket, nose and sinus cavity, and I currently have limited vision in my right eye. However, doctors are optimistic that most vision will eventually return and that the eye is intact.

I will be undergoing surgery tonight to repair the “floor” of the eye area which was blown out. We should know more in the coming days about recovery and prognosis.

In the meantime, I will likely be slow to personally respond to inquiries. Please know that Tom and Jared in my office are on the job and will assisting with any issues as they arise. Also, my Board colleagues have all offered to provide assistance which I appreciate.

It is a very different experience being a patient in this kind of situation but I want to express my gratitude to the wonderful Medic 19 crew that treated me. I will have more to say about that down the road.”

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The Burn wishes Supervisor Letourneau a complete and speedy recovery.
(Photo at top: via Facebook)