Easton Oliverson: Utah baseball player, 12, in coma after fracturing his skull in fall from bunk bed

Easton Oliverson who goes by the name, Tanks, is a pitcher and outfielder for Utah's Snow Canyon Little League team

Easton Oliverson: Utah baseball player, 12, in coma after fracturing his skull in fall from bunk bed
Easton Oliverson was hurt when he fell off his bunk bed, suffering an apparent head injury ([email protected])
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SANTA CLARA, UTAH: A 12-year-old Little League World Series player, has been hospitalized after sustaining an injury in his dorm, the organization said on Monday, August 15 in a statement. According to Oliverson's uncle Spencer Beck, Easton Oliverson was hurt when he fell off his bunk bed, suffering an apparent head injury. "While living the dream and having the opportunity of a lifetime in Williamsport, last night my little nephew Easton fell off the bunk bed. He has been life-flighted to a children's hospital in Danville, PA," Beck wrote on Facebook. "He has made it through a successful surgery and his brain is reacting well. Please keep my little buddy Easton and our family in your prayers. We love you!"

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Oliverson is a pitcher and outfielder for Utah's Snow Canyon Little League team, Daily Mail reported. According to the team, the incident took place on Sunday night. He is now in a medically induced coma, his uncle told TMZ. Oliverson was able to give two thumbs-up gestures late Sunday night, his coach told ABC News

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Miraclesfortank, an Instagram page that has been providing updates on his condition, said that Oliverson who also goes by "Tank" suffered a fractured skull and epidural hematoma, which is when there is bleeding between the inside of the skull and the outermost layer of the brain, according to Mount Sinai. Doctors were able to stop the bleeding, according to Miraclesfortank. On Monday, the account said that Oliverson was on a breathing machine and sedated to allow his "brain to heal." 

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On Tuesday, Miraclesfortank said that Oliverson was being weened off fentanyl, doctors had "started to back off his oxygen," and that a neurosurgeon told the family Oliverson's CT scan "came back looking great." The page further reported, "Just 36 hours ago, Easton was 30 minutes from passing away. Now 36 hours later, he has a team of Trauma 1 doctors who are in absolute awe of his tremendous progress."

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As of now, Oliverson is now in a much better state as his breathing tube is out and his MRI scan came out very promising. Utah Governor Spencer Cox tweeted words of encouragement for the young player, saying, "Our prayers are with this player, family and team today." 

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The Snow Canyon Little League all-stars are representing the Mountain Region and this year became the first team from Utah to make it to the Little League World Series. Their first game is scheduled for Friday. The tournament, held annually in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, features 20 teams,10 from the U.S. and 10 from around the world and is set to begin Wednesday, August 17. 

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