Coach: Indian Land teen recovering from surgery after being struck in face by baseball

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A 14-year-old boy who was airlifted after being hit in the head by a baseball during fall workouts last week, is recovering after surgery Wednesday.

The teen was taken out of the ICU Monday and was responding by moving his hands and feet, according to his coach.

Indian Land High School baseball coach Joey Robinson says the family says the teen's progress is promising.

The coach says the teenager was wearing a helmet and running bases when a ball thrown by an infielder hit him in the face.

Robinson said, "Oh gosh, my heart just dropped. These are my kids out here. I care about them. I love each one of them.”

Officials say after working with the student for about 40 minutes, EMS had him airlifted to Levine's ICU with head trauma.

His MRI showed no broken or fractured bones, according to Robinson. His doctors will continue to monitor swelling and his general condition prior to making a decision about releasing him. Robinson says he will likely be in the hospital for one to two weeks.