Easton Oliverson, a 12 year old Little League World Series player is in a medically induced coma following emergency surgery after he hit his head falling from a bed at the Williamsport venue’s team dormitory last weekend.
Easton Oliverson, a pitcher and outfielder for Utah’s Snow Canyon Little League team, was sleeping when he fell out of his bunk bed and fracture his skull on Sunday night, according to the team.
He was rushed to the hospital, where Oliverson underwent emergency surgery.
Easton Oliverson in coma
He is now in a medically induced coma, his uncle told TMZ, adding that the family is optimistic that he will recover.
Oliverson was able to give two ‘thumbs up’ gestures late Sunday night, his coach told Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate.
Doctors are waiting for his brain swelling to go down, but hospital staff are “really positive,” his uncle, Spencer Beck revealed.
Little League international statement
Little League international released a statement Monday: ‘At the request of his family, Little League International encourages all to join us in keeping the Snow Canyon Little League player and his family in our thoughts and prayers, as we wish for a full and complete recovery.
‘Little League International will continue to use all available resources, including those provided by UPMC in North Central Pa., through the Player Wellness Center, to support the player, his family, and his coaches and teammates, as we navigate this unfortunate situation.’
Oliverson’s team, meanwhile, will play in its first ever Little League World Series game on Friday. The boy’s father, a team coach named Jace, encouraged the other boys to proceed without his son.