Emily GirschJun 12, 2018, 9:14 pmJun 13, 2018, 4:22 pm

Midland Park 11-year-old survives brain bleed after baseball accident

Ralphie Warner suffered brain bleeding and a fractured skull when he was struck in the head by a batted ball while pitching


MIDLAND PARK — Eleven-year-old Ralphie Warner is recovering after being struck in the head by a batted ball while he was pitching.

Warner was pitching at the Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament in Maryland when he was injured. He suffered two brain bleeds and a fractured skull, but has been moved from an intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital to a regular room and is thanking his community for their outpouring of support.

"I feel so grateful about how they're treating me and how my coaches are looking out for me," Warner said.

Warner has begun physical therapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital, but there is no word yet on when he will be released. Still, he is hoping to get back on the baseball field as soon as he can.

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