Little League World Series player in coma after falling from bunk bed
A 12-year-old boy playing in Little League World Series was placed in a medically induced coma over the weekend.
Easton Oliversonwho pitches for the Snow Canyon Little League team representing the mountain region, fell from his bunk bed at the Williamsport dormitory complex housing the players and fractured his skull on Sunday night (August 14), his uncle, Spencer BeckTold TMZ Sports.
Beck said Oliverson slept on the top bunk before he fell out of bed and hit his head, which led to the child being rushed to hospital and undergoing emergency surgery .
Beck said his family is still optimistic that the child is recovering.
“He’s a very good boy, very affectionate,” Beck said via TMZ Sports. “Full of smiles. Just a fun, fun kid – so we’re all praying for him.”
Little League World Series officials released a statement in response to Oliverson’s condition obtained and shared by TMZ.
“At the request of his family, Little League International encourages everyone to join us in keeping the Snow Canyon Little League player and his family in our thoughts and prayers as we wish a full and complete recovery,” reads the press release. “Little League International will continue to use all available resources, including those provided by UPMC in North Central Pennsylvania, through the Player Wellness Center, to support the player, family, coaches and his teammates, as we navigate this unfortunate situation.”
Snow Canyon is set to face the Southeast winner against New England in its first game of the Little League World Series on Friday August 19.