Jason Lockhart, the son of ex-MLB player Keith Lockhart, is on life support after getting hit in the face with a baseball, according to CBS News.
WXIA-TV reports that Keith Lockhart's son, 15-year-old Jason, was hit in the face June 17 during a baseball tournament in SC.
While running to home plate, Lockhart was struck in the face by a baseball. The ball hit Jason in the face. More will be known Monday night or Tuesday; Jason's sister says the next surgery, originally scheduled for Monday, was being postponed to Tuesday. "This has helped stop any movement that could encourage or cause a bleed to begin". A CT scan showed a tear to one of his arteries.
"I can't begin to tell you how strong Jason has been, and how much fright he has experienced along the way that he blew us away with his strength and focus to get through some of the scares in this process", Jason's mother said in a post on Sydney's Facebook page according to 11Alive News.
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His father, Keith Drust, played for the Braves in the late 90s, and now the entire family is by Jason's side as he has endured multiple surgeries. After that, we will wait 24 hours in the ICU to make sure there is no more bleeding.
Jason was placed in a paralytic state and put on life support.
On Sunday, surgeons blocked arteries in his nose they suspected were the sources of the bleeding.
Sydney Lockhart reports there has been no additional bleeding since that operation, and that surgeons hope to confirm that with the procedure planned for today. Because it persisted, he was placed "into a paralytic state through meds and machines", the family wrote Friday in a series of posts on Sydney's Facebook page that describe the scary details of an injury that medical personnel have struggled to fix. The surgery was a couple of hours long and Jason is now resting still on the ventilator to keep his vitals monitored and keep him comfortable. In spite of their current circumstances, the family remains prayerful and thanks the public for their support.