Jason Lockhart 'Awake,' Continues Recovery

It's a positive update for the teen's family.

There is good news to report about the son of former Atlanta Braves player Keith Lockhart, who has been on life support after being hit in the face by a baseball at a tournament in South Carolina nearly two weeks ago.

Lockhart's son, Jason, is 15 years old. Jason's sister, Sydney, has been posting updates on her public Facebook page and has confirmed the updates with 11Alive.

Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sydney announced Jason has regained consciousness. On her Facebook page, Sydney wrote that family has seen his personality "pop up" a few times and that it's been "so wonderful."

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Family said while he is awake, he is still been far from restful. Sydney wrote that Jason is having uncontrollable tremors that are leaving him exhausted. Despite that, family said they are "remaining hopeful and are trusting the Great Physician (along with his wonderful doctors and nurses) to intervene as He has SO many times on our behalf." 

Sydney thanked all those for the continued prayers: "They are working!!"

Jason plays with Team Elite of Winder, Georgia and is the son of former Braves infielder, Keith Lockhart. While running to home plate during a tournament in South Carolina last Saturday, a baseball hit his face and broke his nose. Doctors soon found his injury was far more severe. 

A CT scan eventually showed a tear inside his nose was actually a lacerated artery. He underwent his fifth surgery in nine days on Tuesday. Just before his surgery, doctors found blood in his lungs, likely related to the massive bleeds, and intubated him.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Jason's mother gave a positive report, saying the doctors were confident that the bleeding had been resolved. She added that he was awake and still in the recovery room.

"We are bedside and helping keep him comfortable during the transition," the social media post said.

The family used the moment to thank the public and asked those tracking Jason's progress to continue praying as he begins his recovery.

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