October 21, 2014
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Doctors in northeast Ohio say a 4-year-old boy who was struck in the head by a foul ball at a minor league baseball game is in critical condition with a fractured skull.
Doctors say it may take five days for the swelling in Luke Holko's brain to subside. It's unclear how well he'll recover.
Holko and his family had front-row seats near first base for Wednesday's doubleheader at the home of the Mahoning Valley
Scrappers, a short-season Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Holko was hit as he sat in his father's lap and talked to his mother. Paramedics took him to a local hospital.
During a news conference Friday, the boy's mother, Nicole Holko of North Bloomfield, said her son loves baseball and the accident won't stop the family from attending games.