A 12-year-old Little Leaguer is currently in the hospital recovering from emergency brain surgery after falling from the top bunk bed while he slept at a Williamsport, Pennsylvania dormitory with his Snow Canyon teammates prior to the team’s first game in the Little League World Series.
Easton Oliverson suffered severe head trauma and was placed in a medically induced coma; however, his doctors and family are optimistic that the 12-year-old will recover.
Early Monday morning Easton suddenly fell out of the top bunk bed in the dorm where he and his teammates from Utah were staying.
“Just a really simple thing — something that we’ve all probably done is fall off the bed,” Spencer Beck, Easton’s uncle, told The Salt Lake Tribune. “But he hit his pretty hard, it sounds like.”
A teammate heard the fall, woke up, and alerted others. Easton, who pitches and plays outfield for the Snow Canyon Little League team, was flown to a children’s hospital where he underwent emergency brain surgery.