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Gainesville H.S. baseball star in coma after freak batting cage accident

Jeremy Medina

By Joe Johnson

A star player for the Gainesville High School's baseball team this week was critically injured and in a coma after a freak accident that occurred inside the team’s batting cages.

Jeremy Medina, a pitcher and catcher GHS suffered traumatic brain injury when accidentally struck in the head with a bat Monday afternoon,

according to school officials.

Officials said Medina has since been in stable condition though he remains in a medically-induced coma at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

. “The entire Gainesville community is devastated by the news,” the school said in a statement posted on Facebook. "His family are firm believers in Jesus Christ and His redemptive love, and are requesting prayer during this extremely difficult time."

Details surrounding exactly how Medina was hit in the head by the bat were not shared by the baseball team or school district.



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Izzy Mendalbaum
Izzy Mendalbaum
25 nov 2023

What a sad, sad tragedy! Prayers lifted for this young man and his family.

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