WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania– A 12-year-old Utah player whose team will play in the Little League World Series had to undergo emergency surgery for a serious head injury he sustained when he fell off the top bunk of a bed early Monday morning.
Easton Oliverson, who lines up for the Santa Clara, Utah-based Snow Canyon team and plays outfield, suffered the head injury while falling into a dorm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was then flown to a state children’s hospital, where he remains in intensive care.
“He went through quite traumatic surgery to get where he is, but the doctors are all very positive,” Spencer Beck, Easton Oliverson’s uncle, told the Salt Lake Tribune. “All the steps forward have been good so far.”
Beck told the newspaper that Oliverson is in intensive care while doctors wait for the swelling in his brain to go down. Oliverson also suffered fractures of his skull and cheekbones, his family said.
Beck told the newspaper that his nephew’s fall woke up one of his teammates, who alarmed others.
“If that other player hadn’t woken up from his fall, he might not have made it,” Beck told the newspaper.
The Snow Canyon team, representing the mountain region, will play its first game of the Little League World Series on Friday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Oliverson’s father Jace is an assistant coach on the team.
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