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Injured little leaguer now in hospital fighting infection

Sep 12, 2022, 7:55 AM
The little league player that was critically injured after falling off a bunk bed is now fighting a staff infection. The family has filed a lawsuit against Little League Baseball and the makers of the bunk beds that Oliverson fell off while staying in a dorm at the Little League World Series. (Photo: Oliverson Family)
(Photo: Oliverson Family)

SALT LAKE CITY — The family of Easton Oliverson, the Santa Clara Little League player who was injured in a bunk bed fall during the world series, say he is fighting a staph infection.

Oliverson is recovering from an hours-long surgery to fight the infection. Doctors are now fighting the infection with antibiotics. The family asked for prayers to manage his pain and for the infection clear soon.

Oliverson’s little league team secured a spot in the Little League World Series last month in Pennsylvania. It was during that trip that Oliverson fell from a top bunk resulting in critical injuries. The little leaguer has had multiple surgeries for his injuries including a skull fracture. 

In a statment posted on social media, he family said,  “Easton has endured so much in the last month- way more than any person (let alone a child) should have to endure.”

Additionally, the statement read, “While he [Oliverson] is feeling very discouraged- his parents are trying to stay positive, motivate, and pray with him as much as possible.”

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