McCarthy Suffers Seizure, But Appears To Be OK


Scary news broke last night when it was learned that Brandon McCarthy suffered a seizure while at a restaurant with his wife last night.

Thankfully, it appears that McCarthy is okay. After an overnight stay at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, he was released and placed on medication. Doctors did not have to perform any further surgery on the Diamondbacks starter, who underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by intracranial bleeding after being struck in the head by a line drive last season.

According to doctors, McCarthy won’t suffer any physical limitations and was cleared to resume his rehabilitation today. McCarthy is working his way back from the disabled list and rehabbing from shoulder inflammation. Relieved and thankful, McCarthy hopes that this incident won’t push back his recovery time in any way. He was initially expected to miss about four-to-five weeks with the injury.

McCarthy said he had never had a seizure before and last night’s was most likely related to his prior head trauma. After his surgery, doctors had warned that he would be more prone to them.

McCarthy’s wife, Amanda, reacted quickly when she saw her husband slump over in their booth. She pushed the table aside and immediately called for help. From there, McCarthy was taken directly to the clinic for treatment and tests.

In his first season with Arizona, McCarthy is 2-4 through 11 starts with a 5.00 ERA.

About Matthew George

Matthew George graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a bachelor of science in journalism. He spent three years writing sports for the Kentucky Kernel, the university's daily paper, and served as assistant sports editor. After undergrad, Matthew attended Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University where he earned his juris doctorate. He is now admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.

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