Son of Ex-Padre on Life Support After Freak Baseball Accident

Son of former Braves player on life support after getting hit in the face by a baseball

Son of former Braves player on life support after getting hit in the face by a baseball

The Atlanta Braves released a statement of support for former infielder Keith Lockhart whose son is on life support after getting hit in the face with a baseball last week.

The catcher, as a runner was crossing the plate, rared back to throw the baseball back to the pitcher during a tournament game in SC. The catcher was throwing the ball to the pitcher when it broke Jason's nose. The ball hit Jason in the face. During a follow-up visit to the doctor, Jason's nose began bleeding profusely, and doctors couldn't stop it. The doctors goals are to keep him this way through Monday morning, then he will have surgery to remove the packing in his nose and take his breathing tube out of his mouth. His dad says doctors have found three sources of the bleeding and appear to have stopped the flow.

"Last night they were able to put Jason into a paralytic state through meds and machines". Days later, the 15-year-old started bleeding heavily and doctors discovered his injuries were much more severe than they had thought.

Lockhart's sister, Sydney, has provided updates of Jackson's condition via her Facebook account. I think they are wanting to wait 48 hrs without any bleeding to feel at ease though,"Sydney told 11Alive".

They will watch him for 24 hours and then he will go into surgery tomorrow to have his nose repacked and this will give them an opportunity to look back behind the packing to make sure there are no other areas bleeding.

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Prayers are needed for Jason Lockhart, and his family.

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.

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.

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

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