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Former Braves Infielder's Son on Life Support After Being Hit in the Face by Baseball


The city of Atlanta is rallying around one of its own as a baseball accident put a former Braves player's son in the hospital.

Jason Lockhart, son of retired infielder Keith, was struck in the face by a baseball during a tournament on June 17. According to 11Alive News in Atlanta, the boy's nose was broken and he received stitches. It wasn't until they realized his nose wouldn't stop bleeding that something internally was going on. A CT scan showed a tear inside his nose from the impact, and doctor's diagnosed it as a lacerated artery. He was placed on life support so they could monitor and contain the bleeding.

Keith Lockhart thanked the fans for the outpouring of support after news spread.

The Lockharts are optimistic about Jason's recovery.