Little League World Series player seriously injured after fall

Twelve-year-old Easton Oliverson underwent emergency surgery after he fell from his bunk bed in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Monday morning, fracturing his skull.
2:54 | 08/17/22

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ROBIN ROBERTS: --Little League World Series and the 12-year-old seriously injured after a terrifying fall. Eva Pilgrim joins us now with the latest on his condition as his team and the community rally around him. Good morning, Eva. EVA PILGRIM: Good morning, Robin. That fall out of a bunk bed. He was sleeping in. His dad telling us they are just taking it day by day, just waiting for him to open his eyes, smile, something to let them know he's there. JACE OLIVERSON: We know we have a huge army behind us that are pulling for us and praying for East. EVA PILGRIM: 12-year-old Little Leaguer Easton Oliverson in the ICU this morning fighting for his life. The player in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series when he fell from his bunk bed early Monday morning, fracturing his skull. JACE OLIVERSON: Easton was on the top bunk. And it was about 1:00, 1:30 in the morning. And I guess he had rolled off and landed right on the right side of his head. EVA PILGRIM: Easton airlifted to a hospital. His dad, an assistant coach for the team, by his side. Easton had been staying at the little League International Complex in a dorm at The Grove, where all players, coaches, and managers are required to stay. This picture from the Parents Guide shows the bunk beds in the facility. As you can see, there are no railings on the beds. His dad, Jace, describing his condition from Easton's hospital room. JACE OLIVERSON: He had what's called epidural hematoma, where he cracked his skull and his right cheekbone. And when he cracked his skull, a blood vessel-- an artery-- broke. I was told after the surgery that he was easily 30 to 45 minutes away from passing away. SPORTS ANNOUNCER: And that brings up Easton Oliverson-- EVA PILGRIM: Easton is a leftfielder and pitcher for Snow Canyon, the first team from Utah to ever make it to the Little League World Series. JACE OLIVERSON: And the Snow Canyon Little League All Stars heading to Williamsport! EVA PILGRIM: Now the team rallying around Easton as they prepare to take the field for their first game. COLTON GAINEY: We all hope you get feeling better. And you're all in our prayers. Let's go, Team Easton. EVA PILGRIM: Easton's favorite player is a fellow outfielder. JACE OLIVERSON: He loves Mookie Betts. We just got him a Mookie Betts jersey a couple of days ago. EVA PILGRIM: And overnight, his baseball idol sending this message to GMA. MOOKIE BETTS: Hey Easton, it's Mookie Betts. I just want you to know that we are praying for you, thinking of you, and I hope to see you soon. EVA PILGRIM: And we sent that video to his parents overnight. They told us Easton is going to be so pumped. And Jace telling us the boys on the team have been texting, asking how Easton is doing, which they really appreciate. But he wants them to focus on giving it their all on the field, because they have come so far. They'll be playing that first game on Friday night, and guys, only 10 teams in the country make it to the Little League World Series. This is a big moment for them. ROBIN ROBERTS: It really is. - And we're pulling for Easton. Want him to do well. Want him to have a full recovery. Thanks, Eva. - Thank you, Eva. All right--

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