Cubs scout’s son battles back from life support, out of hospital

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Talk about a home run.

Once on life support, the teenaged son of a Cubs baseball scout has headed home from an Atlanta hospital after being hit in the face with a baseball last month.

‘‘Sweet Jason is headed home!’’ his sister Sydney Lockhart said Sunday on Facebook.

Jason Lockhart, the 15-year-old son of former Major Leaguer Keith Lockhart, was hit June 17 while crossing home plate at a South Carolina youth baseball tournament.

Jason was originally given stitches to treat his injury. But two days after the incident, he began to bleed profusely when doctors tried to remove packing from his nose. He received a CT scan, which showed that he not only suffered a nose fracture, but also had a tear inside his nose.

He underwent several surgeries and was on life support at one point so doctors could monitor and contain bleeding.

His sister Sydney shared a video and picture of Jason heading home from the hospital on Facebook Sunday. She writes that her brother still has “a lot of healing and resting to do.”

Their father played for four teams, including the Atlanta Braves, over a 10-season career that ended in 2003.


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