A’s Brandon McCarthy released from hospital

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from a Bay Area hospital Tuesday afternoon, less than one week after being hit in the head by a line drive.

Last Wednesday, McCarthy was struck on the side of the head by a ball hit by Angels’ Erik Aybar. MLB.com reported that he suffered a skull fracture, an epidural hemorrhage and a brain contusion on the play and underwent surgery Wednesday night. The injuries were considered to be life-threatening.

After improving significantly, he was released from the hospital with permission from Peter Weber, the neurologist who performed the surgery, and A’s team doctor Allan Pont.

“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,” McCarthy said in a statement released by the A’s. “We could not have been in better hands.”

After he makes a full recovery, McCarthy plans on returning to baseball, according to ABC News. The A’s said that McCarthy will stay in the Bay Area for the next three weeks.

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