Son of former Major League Baseball player Keith Lockhart on life support

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

Jason Lockhart, the 15-year-old son of current Cubs scout and former Atlanta Braves second baseman Keith Lockhart, is receiving serious medical attention to treat profuse bleeding after he was hit in the face with a baseball, according to the Associated Press and other media reports.

The Lockharts are optimistic about Jason's recovery.

Speaking to local outlet 11 Alive on Sunday, Sydney said, "He is going to be okay we just don't really know when". He has been sedated at Children's at Scottish Rite Hospital and needs surgery, she wrote.

"We are more at peace as we are getting closer to seeing his sweet eyes open, feeling his hand squeeze ours back, and help him heal and sort through what all he has been through this week", Sydney Lockhart wrote in an update on Tuesday.

His nose was broken in the incident, and doctors later discovered a torn artery. His dad says doctors have found three sources of the bleeding and appear to have stopped the flow. A CT scan revealed a severe fracture causing him to continuously bleed.

He was then put in the intensive care unit and on a ventilator until June 22, to see where the bleeding originated from and placed him on life support on June 23. They determined all bleeding was, in fact, in the nose and not coming from his brain.

Sydney Lockhart told CBS News there has been no more bleeding since the surgery. All they ask is for continuing prayers.

Sydney said Jason's accident severed an artery. "Thank you for those that have sat with us in the middle of the night while Jason was in surgery, prayed with us, cried with us, distracted us, brought food and snacks, and the many texts and emails full of scripture, love, prayers, or anything on your hearts to reach out to us".

Prayers are needed for Jason Lockhart, and his family.

Keith Lockhart played for 10 seasons in Major League Baseball on teams including the Padres, Braves and Kansas City Royals before retiring in 2003.

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