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Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy is recovering after suffering a seizure last week at a Phoenix restaurant, according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.
McCarthy was out to eat with his wife, Amanda, last Monday night when the incident took place. Piecoro reports that the pitcher slumped over in a booth, at which time his wife climbed across the table, pushing it away and calling for help.
After the incident, McCarthy was taken to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona where a CT scan showed that he had not suffered any additional head trauma. The event is being linked to last year's severe head injury that occurred when McCarthy was struck by a line drive. Surgery was later required to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding.
McCarthy doesn't remember much of Monday's episode, as he said the situation has mostly been recounted to him.
“I remember someone restraining me and telling me I had a seizure,”
McCarthy said. “I don’t really remember much past that until I was at the
He added that Amanda “took control of the situation pretty
quickly” at the Rock Bottom Brewery at Desert Ridge.
“That’s the story I’ve been told,” he said. “She might have
dressed it up a little bit, but I’m pretty sure she was a superhero there. I
know she’s talked about how some of the employees there were pretty damn good.
Some of the people eating there helped, too. If anybody reads it or hears about
it, thank you to them for helping and making it go as smooth as possible.”
While it was initially believed that McCarthy could require additional surgery, it was ultimately avoided. At this point, he's hopeful that the seizure won't cause him to spend any additional time on the disabled list than he otherwise would have required.
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