Friday, 18 August, 2017

Cubs scout's son on life support after being hit by baseball

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
Edmund Collier | 28 June, 2017, 01:55

But the ball caught Jason Lockhart, the 15-year-old runner and son of former Atlanta Braves infielder Keith Lockhart, in the face, breaking his nose, requiring stitches and making the days since the June 17 incident anything but routine.

The younger Lockhart was hit June 17 while crossing home plate at a SC tournament.

The teenager was struck in the face as he was running to home plate, when the catcher threw the ball back to the pitcher. Lockhart was scheduled to undergo another surgery on Monday, but it was pushed back after his body wasn't recovering fast enough.

"This has helped stop any movement that could encourage or cause a bleed to begin", Jason's mother posted on Sydney's Facebook page. A CT scan showed the fracture was worse than first expected, and Jason had a tear inside his nose.

On Sunday, Jason's sister said the doctors chose to perform a endovascular embolization, which is "a live x-ray of all of his arteries, blood vessels, and veins", WGCL reports.

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His nephew Ellis Osborne, 26, said his uncle was "not a racist" and had never expressed any racist views. "It's madness. One relative, who wished to remain anonymous, said Hamza Sharif was struck and is recovering in hospital.

Unable to control the bleeding, they eventually put Jason in a "paralytic state". They determined all bleeding was, in fact, in the nose and not coming from his brain.

Sydney posted Sunday evening that the doctors made a decision to do an endovascular embolization to determine where the bleeding is coming from. After that, we will wait 24 hours in the ICU to make sure there is no more bleeding.

On Wednesday of last week, however, Jason was placed on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital because of continued bleeding, his sister Sydney Lockhart - who has been regularly sharing updates on social media - wrote.

Sydney said Jason's accident severed an artery. The teen had more surgery Sunday night and was to have another operation this week. She is asking for any thoughts and prayers for Jason and her family at this time.

Keith played 10 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1994-2003, including six of them for the Braves.

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