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Little leaguer Easton Olivera walks out of intensive care after falling out of bunk bed

WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania — The family of a 12-year-old Little League World Series player from Utah suffered a head injury after falling from the top bunk of a bed in a dorm complex. said Thursday. He has been moved from the intensive care unit and can sit, eat and walk with support.

Snow from Santa Clara, Utah. Fielder Easton his Oliverson was injured Monday and was in critical condition Tuesday.

But he is now in a standard hospital room, according to a Thursday post on the Instagram account the family set up to share updates. has returned and is able to contact his parents, Jace and Nancy, and other family members.

A picture of Mountain Region Champion Little League team member Easton Oliverson is shown on the scoreboard at Volunteer Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Little League World Series.

Easton's video attached to the post also Drinking was reflected and feeding myself.

"We are amazed at his strength and his willingness to try new things," the post said. "He has more frequent contact with his mother, father and uncle who were in the hospital with him. His voice is much clearer when he speaks! He tells Nancy about his hair and asked why he was there.”

The Santa Clara team, coached by Jace Oliverson, became the first Utah team to reach the Little League World Series. They represent the Mountain Region and will play their first game on Friday against a team from Nolensville, Tennessee, representing the Southeastern Region.

Little League World Series officials said in a statement  Thursday that Snow Canyon will open Easton's roster his spot to his brother Brogan. Announced to bury with his Oliverson.

Little League said adding qualified players is common in certain circumstances, including medical absences. The move was approved by the tournament committee and Brogan is eligible for Friday's game.

The boy's uncle, Spencer Beck, who has served as a spokesman for the family, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Easton fell out of bed and hit his head while he was sleeping. } Easton Oliverson

Easton Oliverson, left, with members of his family.
Facebook / Spencer Beck

"My teammates heard him drop. Good," Beck said in a phone interview. "When they underwent surgery, the doctor spoke to Jace and said he would have been dead in half an hour if he hadn't had the surgery."

set up his Venmo account for him to help with bills and expenses.

"He is making great strides and our family couldn't be more grateful," said an Instagram statement.