A Little League World Series player who was seriously injured in a fall from a bunk bed receives supportive video from MLB star Mookie Betts

Utah’s Snow Canyon Little League’s Easton Oliverson suffered a fractured skull after falling out of a bunk bed early Monday morning at the players’ dorm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, his team told CNN. He is being treated at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania, according to a hospital spokesman.

Support for Easton came in after news of his injury made headlines. The Brigham Young University football team and Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts submitted videos supporting Easton via Instagram.
“Hey Easton, this is Mookie Betts. I just want you to know that we are praying for you, thinking of you and hope to see you soon my man,” Betts, known as Easton’s favorite player, said on video Wednesday.

An additional post Wednesday on Easton’s Instagram also provided updates on the Little Leaguer.

“This morning’s updates have brought us all tears of joy,” the post reads, accompanied by a picture of Easton and a video of him eating from a spoon with his eyes closed in his hospital bed.

The Post also said Easton asked for water Wednesday morning, which his doctors thought was a good thing because it usually takes about a week or two for patients who have had a breathing tube removed to want to eat or drink.

“While Easton is making tremendous strides, he still has a very long way to go,” the post reads.

The injury happened early Monday morning, according to a statement from Little League International. St. George News reports that Easton fell out of his bed in his sleep in the middle of the night, citing a source within the team.

Easton was flown to the local children’s hospital where he underwent surgery to stop the bleeding and stabilize him, according to his Instagram account. He was then placed in a medically induced coma, his team said.

Easton’s father Jace, who is an assistant coach on his son’s team, said in a statement: “There was a lot of blood in his brain and it was causing a lot of pressure. He had what is known as an epidural hematoma in the skull and meanwhile punctured an artery outside the brain, which caused the bleeding.”

The Little League World Series released a statement to CNN on Wednesday, saying the bunk beds in the players’ dormitories did not have safety rails and have since been removed from the dormitories.

“Since 1992, Little League has used institutional-style bunk beds to give players the most space possible to enjoy their time in the dorms. Although these beds do not have guard rails, Little League is not aware of any serious injuries having occurred during this period,” the league’s statement said. “As a precaution, Little League has decided to remove all bunks from the dormitories and to place each bed frame individually on the floor.”

The league said it will use all available resources to “support the player, his family, and his coaches and teammates as they navigate this unfortunate situation.”

Easton’s Snow Canyon Little League team will play its first game of the Little League World Series on Friday afternoon. Snow Canyon is the first Utah team to make the series in the tournament’s 75-year history.

CNN’s Jennifer Henderson contributed to this report.