The son of former Atlanta Braves second baseman Keith Lockhart - the guy who clinched the Yankees' 25th World Series title in 1999 - was placed on life support on June 23 after being struck in the face by baseball a week prior.
The catcher, as a runner was crossing the plate, rared back to throw the baseball back to the pitcher during a tournament game in SC. The catcher was throwing the ball back to the pitcher when it hit Jason in the face and broke his nose.
His sister, Sydney, a has been providing regular updates of his condition on Facebook, including one saying Jason was scheduled to have surgery on Monday at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to replace the packing in his face and check for any areas of bleeding. A CT scan showed a bad fracture and a laceration on his artery, according to CBS News.
He has a breathing tube to manage any bleeding and has been sedated to "a paralytic level" so that he won't be able to cough or move, which could potentially cause more bleeding, Jason's mother wrote in another update. They determined all bleeding was, in fact, in the nose and not coming from his brain. They went into both arteries on each side of his nose and cut off the blood supply.
They will watch him for 24 hours and then he will go into surgery tomorrow to have his nose repacked and this will give them an opportunity to look back behind the packing to make sure there are no other areas bleeding.
A few hours earlier, Sydney shared doctors hoped to take Jason off the ventilator after surgery.
Our thoughts are with the Lockhart family during this tough time. They are hopeful that this is the source of the bleeding. "We are surrounded by so many people and we are feeling the prayers".
Keith Lockhart played for the Braves from 1997 to 2002. I think they are wanting to wait 48 hrs without any bleeding to feel at ease though,"Sydney told 11Alive".
Keith Lockhart thanked the fans for the outpouring of support after news spread.