Jason Lockhart, the 15-year-old son of former Brave Keith Lockhart, remains in critical condition after being hit in the face with a baseball June 17.
Jason was injured while crossing home plate at a baseball game in South Carolina. He was placed on life support Friday at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta.
He was put in a paralytic state to stop more bleeding, according to his sister, Sydney. Jason’s had a 103 fever the last couple of days and entered surgery at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Sydney said in a Facebook post that there have been complications with Jason’s surgery.
“What seems like a simple surgery today has become a massive ball of complications,” she wrote. “Some blood in his lungs, a fever, bleeding.. it is all so overwhelming. Lord please calm our anxious hearts and touch our sweet Jason. Help the skilled doctors find the source with complete and 100% surety. We love you God. We Trust you. They are taking Jason down to surgery now.”
Braves Vice Chairman John Schuerholz issued a statement on behalf of the organization Tuesday.
The baseball community has been sending its support to Keith’s Twitter account, @klocky7. He’s been retweeting the support and providing updates as they come: