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MLB Injury News:
Anthony Vasquez was working through his offseason throwing program and working his way back from a shoulder injury he suffered in 2012. Now, he will be working his way back from something far more serious. After having headaches for the last ten days, Vasquez started experiencing vision problems when throwing last Wednesday. He was evaluated by doctors who discovered a rupture blood vessel in his brain.
According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, Vasquez was admitted for emergency brain surgery on Friday and underwent a 5 1/2 hour procedure. The surgery was successful, and Vasquez was able to leave the hospital with his life and his pitching career in tact. Johns says Vasquez will miss at least 6-8 weeks, but will be able to resume a normal offseason program.
Anything involving the brain is scary, but when caught early, doctors can do phenomenal things. Vasquez is lucky he notified doctors of the problems he was having. The vessel that was rupture is part of a group of blood vessels that when rupture becomes a life-threatening condition.
Vasquez was drafted in the 18th round of the 2009 draft. He made his Major League debut in 2011 and went 1-6 with an 8.90 ERA. He started 11 games in the minors in 2012 before dealing with a shoulder injury that shortened his season. Vazquez should be ready for spring training and hopes to compete for a spot on the Major League roster.
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