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    A 6-year-old girl is still recovering at the hospital after a soccer goal injury. Roseanne Colletti reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016)

    A 6-year-old New Jersey girl struck by a downed soccer goal post is still recovering in the hospital, more than a week after the accident fractured her skull and lower back. 

    Giselle Caputo was playing on the soccer field at Howell Middle School North when a strong gust of wind knocked over the goal post and crashed into her. 

    "A big gust of wind came up and we heard a noise and all went running like demons," Caputo's grandmother, Mary Russo said. 

    Caputo suffered a concussion, fractures to her skull and almost lost her eye, her mother said. 

    She is still recovering at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Her mother said she is eating, but still cannot talk because of her injuries.