Braves left-hander Matt Marksberry is awake after spending several days in a medically induced coma, according to Dave O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Marksberry suffered a seizure and a collapsed lung during a colonoscopy on Tuesday.
According to O'Brien, the 26-year-old Marksberry had been experiencing stomach pain for a week when he decided to go to the doctor. He sent out this tweet the day before the colonoscopy:
I don't want to sound selfish but I really could use some prayers for my health right now. Non baseball related. Thank you guys— Matt Marksberry (@SirLEFTYDuro) October 17, 2016
On Wednesday afternoon, Marksberry's brother Ethan posted on Facebook that Matt was on life support, according to O'Brien. The next day Ethan posted that doctors were preparing to remove the endotracheal tube so they could wake Matt up.
The Braves said Marksberry was being treated for "severe dehydration" but would not comment on his condition any further. He has been at the team's complex in Florida rehabbing from a shoulder injury.
Marksberry, a Cincinnati native, has a 5.06 ERA in 26 2/3 innings with the Braves the last two years. He was a 15th round pick in 2013.