A's Brandon McCarthy still in a 'life-threatening situation'
A's starter Brandon McCarthy is still in a "life-threatening situation" following surgery on Wednesday, according to team trainer Nick Papresta.
|Brandon McCarthy walked off the field under his own power despite a skull fracture. (AP)|
Despite the good news on Thursday regarding A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy, Oakland trainer Nick Paparesta said McCarthy is "absolutely" in a life-threatening situation, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Slusser gave an update on Twitter, here's a compilation of her Tweets:
#Athletics trainer Nick Paparesta says McCarthy is still "absolutely" in a life-threatening situation.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 7, 2012
Paparesta said McCarthy is showing good signs today, though, so there is cautious optimism. #Athletics— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 7, 2012
Paparesta says that McCarthy has gotten out of bed three times today, has sat in chair, eaten solid food, all great signs. #Athletics— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 7, 2012
However, doctors tell team that day two and three after epidural hematoma are the most difficult. This is day 2. Complications can develop.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 7, 2012
Paparesta said with an epidural hematoma, the first concern is simply sustaining life, and then you worry about motor-skill function.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 7, 2012
In days 2-3 after epidural hematoma, it's the first part, sustaining life, that is the concern. This is a very, very serious situation.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 7, 2012
McCarthy underwent emergency surgery on Wednesday after suffering an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture as the result of being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar. McCarthy walked off the field under his own power before being taken to a local hospital for a CT scan. That test revealed the severity of his injury.
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