Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Son of former Atlanta Braves player on life support

Son of former Braves player on life support after getting hit in the face by a baseball Teenage son of former Atlanta Braves player on life support
Alfredo Watts | 28 June, 2017, 01:52

Jason Lockhart, the 15-year-old son of former Atlanta Braves infielder Keith Lockhart, is on life support after he was hit in the face by a baseball during a tournament Saturday, June 17, according to 11Alive in Atlanta.

While running to home plate during a tournament in SC baseball hit his face and broke his nose.

Doctors have been working to control the bleeding since.

His sister, Sydney, a has been providing regular updates on his condition on Facebook. If all goes well in the next 24 hours, Jason may have the breathing tube and possibly ventilators removed.

"The doctors made a decision to take Jason into surgery to do an endovascular embolization today", she wrote. "It's been insane. We are surrounded by so many people and we are feeling the prayers". "Please continue to pray for Jason, and his healing both physically and emotionally".

"They went into his arteries and blood vessels and found the two most practical areas that could be feeding the areas where Jason has been bleeding".

Keith Lockhart, who played with the Braves from 1997 to 2002 and is now a scout with the Chicago Cubs, has provided updates on social media and asked for prayers for his son.

Subsequent surgery revealed that an artery had been cut as a result of the fracture, and he was placed on life support in an attempt to stop the bleeding.

Initially, Jason was diagnosed with a broken nose, but it was later shown as a major fracture that's required surgery and caused serious bleeding.

Sydney posted Sunday evening that the doctors chose to do an endovascular embolization to determine where the bleeding is coming from. It is to remove and replace the packing and to take a good thorough look around inside to make sure there isn't an area behind the packing that could be causing any more bleeding. In spite of their current circumstances, the family remains prayerful and thanks the public for their support. We can't wait to have our sweet Jason back.