A's McCarthy discharged from hospital

A's McCarthy discharged from hospital
September 11, 2012, 10:05 pm
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A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who underwent surgery last week after being hit on the head by a line drive, has been released from the hospital according to the A's. The A's team physician Dr. Allen Pont, with the neurologist who performed last week's surgery on McCarthy, both felt the A's pitcher had recovered well and could be released from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco today. McCarthy offered this statement via the A's press release:From the bottom of our hearts, (my wife) Amanda and I want to thank everyone who was involved in responding to and treating my injury, starting with Dr. Weber and all the teams medical personnel from doctors Allan Pont, Elliott Schwartz and Jon Dickinson to the Oakland As athletic trainers, as well as the other physicians and nurses who were on duty around the clock in the Critical Care Unit at California Pacific. We feel the same way about the ambulance driver and those who first met us at the hospital. We could not have been in better hands.
We also want to express our deep appreciation to our teammates, manager and coaching staff for their concern and encouragement during the uncertain times, and also want to thank all the As fans who wished us well. Its times like these when you realize you have an extended family, and feel so fortunate. Now we look forward to continuing the healing process, and returning to baseball and our normal lives in the weeks and months ahead. Go As!McCarthy took a line drive off his head, just above the right ear, from the bat of Angels shortstop Erick Aybar last Wednesday. Following the incident, McCarthy walked off the field under his own power.
Later that same evening, McCarthy underwent skull surgery to relieve the pressure on his brain caused by an epidural hemorrhage.
Stay logged on to CSNCalifornia.com as this story develops.Oakland A's media services contributed to this report

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