PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’ Brandon McCarthy is taking medication and says he’s confident he’ll be fine after he collapsed at a restaurant with a seizure related to the head injury he sustained while pitching last September.
The Diamondbacks’ right-hander underwent extensive examinations at the Mayo Clinic after the incident Monday. He was having dinner with his wife at a Phoenix restaurant when he passed out.
McCarthy says he knew that after a traumatic brain injury a person is more susceptible to seizures. He says he will be taking the anti-seizure medicine for the foreseeable future.
While pitching for Oakland last Sept. 5, McCarthy sustained what was described at the time as life-threatening injuries when he was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar.