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Brandon McCarthy is “conscious and doing well”

Sep 5, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

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There’s finally an update on the status of A’s right-hander Brandon McCarthy, who departed his start Wednesday¬†against the Angels after taking a well-struck Erick Aybar line drive off the side of his head.

Jane Lee of reports that McCarthy is still conscious and “doing well” at Summit Hospital in Oakland. He’s going to stay overnight for observation and will miss a team flight Thursday to Seattle, but all indications are that he did not suffer a serious head injury.

McCarthy should join up with his teammates by the weekend.

The 29-year-old impending free agent allowed three runs in 3 2/3 innings to the Halos before the frightening incident. He has a 3.24 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and a 73/24 K/BB ratio in 111 total frames this season.

  1. chill1184 - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Good to hear

  2. sawxalicious - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Get well soon!

  3. natslady - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Thank you, Lord. I still have not gotten over Nicasio breaking his neck on the Ian Desmond comebacker. I hope this young man recovers fully.

  4. randygnyc - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    OMG, is that scary. Full and speedy, Brandon!!

  5. Old Gator - Sep 5, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Glad he’s doing well. I will be very surprised, though, if he isn’t suffering concussion symptoms for some time beyond. That was some shot he took.

  6. randygnyc - Sep 6, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    They’ll be looking for any internal bleeding, under his skull. I would imagine he’ll remain in the hospital for a few days. If he’s released tmrw, the cat scans will have to be spotless.

  7. papalurchdxb - Sep 6, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    horrible, horrible incident, hopefully he’s home quickly which means he’s not badly hurt.

  8. Marty - Sep 6, 2012 at 2:58 AM


    I never was quite sure what that really meant but I’ll take the gamble that it’s appropriate here.

  9. bigleagues - Sep 6, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    Why is everyone so focused on Brandon?

    Hasn’t anyone stopped to think of Mrs. McCarthy and how she’s dealing with all of this?

    That poor woman.

  10. indaburg - Sep 6, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    That is good news. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

  11. stlouis1baseball - Sep 6, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Glad to hear he is doing well. Here’s to hoping he recovers fully…with no lingering effects.

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