Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy suffered a seizure last week while dining out with his wife, according to the Arizona Republic. He is reportedly fine and the incident isn’t expected to delay his return from a previous shoulder injury.
The seizure is believed to be related to the head injury he suffered last year when he was struck in the head with a line drive and required emergency surgery.
McCarthy was at a restaurant in north Phoenix with his wife, Amanda, on Monday night when the incident occurred.
After he slumped over in a booth, Amanda climbed across, pushed the table away and called for help.
He was taken to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, where a CT scan determined he had not suffered additional head trauma. He said he was put on anti-seizure medication.
Doctors told him he would have no physical limitations and that he could resume his rehabilitation the next day.
“I remember someone restraining me and telling me I had a seizure,” McCarthy said. “I don’t really remember much past that until I was at the hospital.”
It’s the first time McCarthy has suffered a seizure since the head injury, but he said he was aware he’d now be prone to them. Still, he sounds pretty resolute.
“Once you have (the seizure), you resume life and I’ll take medication to hopefully avoid them going forward,” McCarthy said.
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