September 6, 2012
A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy has surgery for skull fracture
By QMI Agency
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who was hit on the head by a line drive Wednesday, has undergone surgery after suffering an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture, the Oakland Athletics announced Thursday.
The A's said a CT scan following the operation showed improvement in McCarthy's condition.
"Our first concern is Brandon's health, and we are heartened to learn he has shown progress in his recovery after surgery," A's general manager Billy Beane said. "We are glad to report he is stable, awake and alert."
McCarthy was hit by a well-struck ball off the bat of Anaheim Angels' Erick Aybar. Initial indications were that McCarthy, who was taken to hospital for observation, did not suffer a serious injury.