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Statement by family of Matthew Fortese

Wednesday - 6/5/2013, 7:11pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- This is the statement issued Wednesday by the family of Matthew Fortese, who was injured at an Orioles game last week:

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, our son, Matthew Fortese was critically injured while attending a ball game in Baltimore.

Matthew remains in critical condition.

We would like to personally thank everyone for their tremendous support through this difficult time.

We do not have words that can say enough for the tireless and dedicated efforts of the nurses and physicians and many other staff members here at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, who are caring for our son.

We would also like for all of our family and friends to please respect our privacy at this time and keep Matthew in your thoughts and prayers as we recover.

We would ask the same for the media. Thank you.

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