September 5, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Medical trainers, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, and players surround starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) after being hit in the head on a line drive by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar (not pictured) during the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Brandon McCarthy Released From Hospital

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Some great news for not just A’s fans, but baseball fans everywhere.

Brandon McCarthy, who just a week ago was hit in the head by a line drive, has recovered from surgery to repair a skull fracture and has been released from the hospital.

Per an A’s press release, McCarthy issued this statement:

“From the bottom of our hearts, [my wife] Amanda and I want to thank everyone who was involved in responding to and treating my injury, starting with Dr. Weber and all the team’s medical personnel from doctors Allan Pont, Elliott Schwartz and Jon Dickinson to the Oakland A’s athletic trainers, as well as the other physicians and nurses who were on duty around the clock in the Critical Care Unit at California Pacific,” McCarthy said in the statement. “We feel the same way about the ambulance driver and those who first met us at the hospital. We could not have been in better hands. We also want to express our deep appreciation to our teammates, manager [Bob Melvin] and coaching staff for their concern and encouragement during the uncertain times, and also want to thank all the A’s fans who wished us well. It’s times like these when you realize you have an extended family, and feel so fortunate. Now we look forward to continuing the healing process, and returning to baseball and our normal lives in the weeks and months ahead. Go A’s!”

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