Found September 06, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
After A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy was hit in the side of the head yesterday by a line drive, I thought out loud that it didn't seem to be that bad. I was completely and utterly wrong. From an A's press release... After the incident occurred in the fourth inning yesterday, the A’s pitcher was taken to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, where a CT Scan revealed an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture.  Later in the evening, he was transferred to a nearby hospital, where a neurosurgeon performed a second CT scan and clinical examination, and surgery was recommended to relieve pressure from McCarthy’s head.  The two-hour surgery was performed at approximately 9 p.m., with the procedure including the evacuation of an epidural hemorrhage and stabilization of the skull fracture.  Another CT Scan taken at 12:30 p.m. today demonstrated improvement from his previous scan, and the epidural hemorrhage had subsided.  McCarthy is currently resting in the cr...
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