Little League World Series Player Seriously Injured After Falling From Bunk Bed

A 12-year-old player in the Little League World Series was seriously injured on Monday after falling from a bunk bed in a dormitory for baseball players in Pennsylvania.

Little League International said in a statement that Easton Oliverson, a member of Utah’s Snow Canyon Little League’s Mountain Region team, “sustained an injury” within his dormitory complex in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Monday morning.

Oliverson was airlifted to the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and placed into surgery.

Facebook and Instagram accounts were created to support Oliverson and include updates from his family.

“He was taken into surgery where the amazing doctors were able to stop the bleeding and stabilize him… They were able to successfully remove the hematoma and stop the bleeding. His pupils were extremely dilated, but with the piece of skull removed and [the] hematoma removed and the bleeding stopped. They’ve come back down and seem to be functioning normally,” the account said in a Facebook post.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Little League said officials spoke with Ovliverson’s family and “were pleased to hear that his medical team remains encouraged by his progress.”


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