3 injured after a huge chunk of the scoreboard falls on fans at the French Open

Three fans sustained “minor injuries” at the French Open on Tuesday when a large piece of metal fell on to fans, according to the tournament’s Twitter account.

The incident occurred at the Philippe Chatrier court during a quarterfinals matchup between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori.

According to the Tennis Channel broadcast, two fans were taken to the infirmary at Roland Garros and one man was being treated for a “significant cut” to his arm.

Here’s video:

The incident pic.twitter.com/p7NQHP8joI
— Steph Trudel (@TrudelSteph) June 2, 2015

The chunk of metal came from the scoreboard and may have come loose as a result of high winds. The side of the piece that cannot be seen is covered in the spikes used to keep birds from sitting on structures.

The match was delayed for at least 20 minutes and two sections were cleared of fans before play resumed.


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