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Two women recovering after TD Garden net collapse

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Two women are still recovering several days after they were injured when a safety net fell on them at TD Garden.

New photos show the women right before the accident and right after it clutching their heads in pain.

“It really had the potential to be a lot worse, as bad as it was it could have been a lot worse, and we are all fortunate to that it that it wasn’t,” Brian McDonough, the father of one of the victims, said.

McDonough said his daughter, Anna, suffered a concussion and a deep cut to her head when the pole fell without warning after last Thursday’s Bruins game.

He said his daughter has staples in to help heal the wound; he hopes they can be removed soon.

A spokesperson for TD Garden said the arena is bringing in engineers and the original net installers to figure out the mechanical failure.

They're also replacing all damaged parts of the system.

McDonough said he still has a lot of questions about what went wrong.

“Do they hoist it up to the rafters to put it away for a Celtics game? How high does it go? How high was it when it let go?” he asked.

He said he’s grateful his daughter is recovering thanks to first responders and a third friend at the game who helped stop the bleeding.

“There were a number of blessings that took place that night, one is Caitlynn the other is the Catalado Ambulance crew who was seconds if not minutes away from them, and you got one of the best hospitals in the world that they were taken to,” he said.

McDonough said he has received phone calls of apology from many people but still hasn’t been told what caused the malfunction.

A spokesperson for the TD Garden said they're bringing in engineers and the original net installers to figure out how it came down.


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