Here's hoping the teen makes a recovery.
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.
I don't think y'all understand how much of a champion this child is 💛 pic.twitter.com/TaGn7XPFq5— syds (@SydneyLockhart) June 21, 2017
Keith Lockhart thanked the fans for the outpouring of support after news spread.
Thanks so much for all the outpouring prayers & support for Jay. It's been rough, a few surgeries but we're confident he's going to be ok.— Keith Lockhart (@klocky7) June 24, 2017
Hoping for a speedy recovery for Jason. Know that you have our support through this difficult time. #staystrongJ— MLBPAA (@MLBPAA) June 26, 2017
The Lockharts are optimistic about Jason's recovery.