Oakland, CA – Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has been discharged from California Pacific Medical Campus in San Francisco, the team announced on Tuesday.
McCarthy underwent surgery last Wednesday after being struck in the head by a batted ball in a game against the Angels.
Following the injury, McCarthy was taken to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, where a CT Scan revealed an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. Later in the evening, he was transferred to the California Pacific Medical Campus, where a neurosurgeon performed a second CT scan and clinical examination, and surgery was recommended to relieve pressure from McCarthy's head.
"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. (Peter) Weber and all the team's medical personnel from doctors Allan Pont, Elliott Schwartz and Jon Dickinson to the Oakland A's 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," McCarthy said in a statement. "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 A's fans who wished us well. It's 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 A's!"
According to the team, McCarthy will remain in the Bay Area for at least the next three weeks.
McCarthy has made 18 starts for Oakland this season, posting an 8-6 record with a 3.24 ERA.