Brandon McCarthy suffers a seizure, sustains no lasting effects

06/09/2013 2:01 PM ET
By Matt Hughes

McCarthy said his biggest concern is how the incident will affect his recovery from a recent shoulder strain.(AP)
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who was hit in the head by a line drive last season, suffered a seizure on Monday.

McCarthy was at dinner with his wife in Phoenix, Ariz. when the seizure occurred. When he slumped over at the couple's table, his wife Amanda quickly moved the table out of the way and called out for help. McCarthy was taken to the Mayo Clinic in nearby Scottsdale and put on anti-seizure medication. By the following morning, a CT scan determined that he had not suffered any additional head trauma and that surgery would not be necessary.

Doctors cleared McCarthy to return to baseball and said there will be no lasting physical effects from the seizure.

By Saturday, McCarthy said his biggest concern is how the incident is affecting his recovery from a recent shoulder strain because of the way muscles tighten during a seizure.

The Arizona Republic reported on McCarthy's condition.

McCarthy took a line drive to the head while pitching for the Oakland A's on Sept. 5 that required emergency brain surgery. After recovering from the life-threatening injury and receiving medical clearance, he signed a two-year contract with the Diamondbacks before the 2013 season.

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