Arizona Diamondbacks Brandon McCarthy OK after seizure

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hand pitcher Brandon McCarthy suffered a seizure last week. McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive last season.

McCarthy says he is OK and has since been put on anti-seizure medication after visiting the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

According to, McCarthy was eating at a restaurant with his wife Monday night when he had the seizure. After he slumped over in the booth, McCarthy said his wife “took control of the situation pretty quickly.”

“That’s the story I’ve been told,” McCarthy said. “She might have dressed it up a little bit, but I’m pretty sure she was a superhero there. I know she’s talked about how some of the employees there were pretty damn good. Some of the people eating there helped, too. If anybody reads it or hears about it, thank you to them for helping and making it go as smooth as possible.”

McCarthy said that he had been told the injury to his head could make him prone to seizures, but had not had one before Monday, according to

McCarthy received a CT scan, which revealed no further head trauma. Doctors told McCarthy he would have no physical limitations and could resume his rehab immediately.

McCarthy, is 2-4 with a 5.00 ERA in 11 starts this season, according to ESPN.

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