Ex-major leaguer's son fights for life after freak baseball accident


Jason Lockhart, the 15-year-old son of former Atlanta Braves infielder Keith Lockhart, was injured during a tournament in SC.

Jason Lockhart, 15, was hit Saturday, June 17, during a baseball tournament in SC as he touched home plate. Lockhart was attempting to cross home plate when he was hit by the ball.

Jason Lockhart is in serious condition after getting hit in the face by a baseball last week. During a follow-up visit to the doctor, Jason's nose began bleeding profusely, and doctors couldn't stop it. "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".

On Friday, doctors placed Lockhart in a medically induced coma to reduce his movement in order to prevent further bleeding. A CT scan eventually showed a tear inside his nose was actually a laceration on one of his arteries. But the surgery was postponed until Tuesday morning as doctors backed off medications and wanted to give his body time to adapt. Days later, the 15-year-old started bleeding heavily and doctors discovered his injuries were much more severe than they had thought.

She added that five surgeries in nine days "is a lot for anybody" and thanked supporters on behalf of the family.

Jason also underwent surgery on Sunday to do to locate the source of the bleeding and clot off the area, Sydney wrote.

"We are truly shocked at how his story took off, but we feel the prayers".

Back at school, Drust says Jason is in their prayers, and so is the catcher.

Others have come and sent prayers to Jason and the Lockhart family.

Keith Lockhart played for the Braves from 1997 to 2002.

Sydney Lockhart wrote that there is some blood in her brother's lungs, he has a fever and he is experiencing some bleeding.

Throughout the entire ordeal, the Lockharts have expressed gratitude for words of support and prayer from fans.