SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT – 12-year-old Little League World Series player Easton Oliverson continues making big strides in his recovery. On social media Thursday afternoon, Oliverson’s family said he has been moved out of the ICU and is now in a regular hospital room. He’s also been able to communicate more frequently with his family.
This comes less than a day after his family said he was no longer sedated after falling from a bunk bed at his dormitory in South Williamsport.
Oliverson remains hospitalized at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, where he had emergency surgery from a fractured skull as a result of the fall Sunday night. Oliverson’s uncle, Spencer Beck, told WKOK Thursday the surgery included doctors removing part of the boy’s skull.
The family said Wednesday Oliverson’s favorite baseball player, Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers, sent him a get-well video.
Little League International also said Thursday Easton’s brother, Brogan Oliverson, was added to the team’s 2022 Little League Baseball World Series team to maintain its 13-player roster. Brogan will be eligible to play in Snow Canyon’s first game Friday.
Little League International told WKOK Wednesday it is removing all bunks from within the dorms and have each bed frame individually on the floor. Little League says its doing this ‘out an abundance of caution,’ after having used institutional-style bunk beds since 1992 to allow more space for the players while staying in the dorms. While the bunk beds do not have guard rails, Little League says its unaware of any serious injuries ever occurring during that period of time.