Easton Oliverson, the Little League World Series player who fractured skull, returns home to Utah

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Easton Oliverson is finally home after his Little League World Series trip gone horribly wrong.

The 12-year-old, a pitcher and outfielder for Utah's Snow Canyon Little League team, made headlines earlier this month after it was reported he had fractured his skull and required emergency surgery due to a fall from the top of a bunk bed.

The injury occurred shortly after Oliverson's team arrived at their dorm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Oliverson reportedly had to be kept sedated after having a piece of his skull removed, but he has recovered enough in the two weeks since the fall that he was finally able to return to Utah on Wednesday, his family announced via their Instagram account.

The family's caption:

Danville, PA —> Salt Lake City, UT

Easton’s travel plans were carried out so well yesterday, and he is now officially in his home state. UTAH!🤍 He was welcomed by his dad, with his favorite nachos.

We feel extremely blessed to have him back close to home, and making the improvements that he is. We are confident that he is where he is today because of his prayer army.🤍

Tank is one of the strongest kids we know. We are excited to see what skills and strength he acquires during his time in SLC! Thank you for the continued prayers and support. Go Team Easton!!💙

Not only did Oliverson fracture his skull, he also suffered an epidural hematoma, in which a punctured artery outside the brain caused internal bleeding, per "Good Morning America." He required additional surgery five days ago to put his skull cap back in.

Oliverson's family has documented his recovery every step of the way, profusely thanking his care team at Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital and welcoming all support for their son.

Oliverson's situation triggered an outpouring of well wishes, including from MLB figures like Mookie Betts, Alex Cora and past Little League World Series star Todd Frazier, as well as the removal of all bunk beds from the Little League World Series' dorms.

With Oliverson sidelined, his Utah team lost its first game to the Midwest champions 10-2 earlier in the tournament. The Hawaiian team out of the West region won the event in dominating fashion on Sunday, defeating the Caribbean champions 13-3 in a game called early by the mercy rule.

Curacao, on the third base line, and Honolulu, on the first base line, are introduced before the Little League World Series Championship game at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E.Puskar)
Easton Oliverson is home from the Little League World Series. (AP Photo/Tom E.Puskar)