SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Former Ole Miss baseball standout Taylor Hashman is now listed in critical condition, according to information provided by the Regional Medical Center in Memphis today.Hashman’s health status Monday was listed as serious condition, but that has now been changed to critical condition, the stage he was listed upon his immediate arrival at the hospital on Saturday. According to information provided by The Med, critical condition means that an individual’s vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits.
Other information about Hashman’s condition is being provided through a website the family has established. They said that while Hashman is listed in critical condition, there is encouragement that his second surgery has been a benefit. Hashman’s inner cranial pressure was elevated prior to his second surgery and apparently that pressure has been relieved according to information provided by the doctors to the family.
Hashman is in the hospital today after being involved in an altercation outside of The Exchange Apartment complex early Saturday morning. According to information provided by the Oxford Police Department, Hashman was struck in the face by a person he knew. Police responded to a call of an unresponsive male at 2:08. It was later determined that Hashman suffered head trauma due to his fall backwards on to the concrete at the complex.
Hashman was than air lifted by helicopter to The Med where he underwent surgery to relieve the pressure that had built up inside his head. No charges have been issued against the suspect that allegedly hit Hashman and the incident is still be investigated by police and university officials. (August 3, 2010)