NEW YORK (AP) – A tourist who suffered a broken neck at Yankee Stadium when another fan fell on him is recovering from his injuries, hospital officials said.

“His neck is in a big brace. He’s not paralyzed. Luckily, the surgery was very, very successful. And this is a miracle, because that vertebrae, if you go a fraction of an inch, you’re paralyzed, or you can’t breathe,” said Steven Osborne, a spokesman for Montefiore Medical Center.

Paul Robinson, 53, of Kirkland, Wash., was sitting in the stadium’s steep upper deck with his wife and 13-year-old son last Sunday when an unidentified fan standing above him took a violent tumble down several rows of seats.

The man crashed into Robinson’s head, breaking his vertebrae, then came to rest in the next row.