Turner Field guard expected back at work Sunday after being injured

By: associated press
By: associated press

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Turner Field security guard is expected back at
work tomorrow after being injured while tackling a man who ran on
the field during an Atlanta Braves' game.

The Braves said 34-year-old Josh Garner landed on his head trying to apprehend the man during the ninth inning of Atlanta's 7-1 victory over Washington last night.

Garner remained on his back for about 10 minutes before getting up on his own and walking to a cart, which carried him off. He was taken to Grady Hospital for treatment of a possible concussion and released.

The team said Garner had a scheduled off day today, but he is expected to be at work for the final game of the weekend series.

Twenty-two-year-old Carl Chapman of suburban Alpharetta was wrestled down by several other guards and taken off the field in handcuffs. Police said he was charged with simple battery and
criminal trespass.


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