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Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 09/11/2012

A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy released from hospital, tweets about threesomes


Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) is tended to by a trainer after being struck in the head by a ball last Wednesday. (Doug Duran - Associated Press)
Six days after he was struck in the head by a line drive, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was discharged from the hospital following successful surgery for a skull fracture.

Early indications are that McCarthy, who has a penchant for social media humor, is doing all right.

McCarthy’s wife, Amanda, also appears to be in good spirits.

The 6-foot-7, 29-year-old hurler was nailed in the side of the head by a blistering ball off the bat of Angels shortstop Erick Aybar last Wednesday (video here). He immediately fell to the mound and remained down for two minutes before walking off the field under his own power. McCarthy was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors found he had suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. McCarthy underwent two hours of surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, and after spending several days under observation, was discharged Tuesday.

Teammates, fans and adversaries alike responded to the scary injury with an outpouring of well-wishes for the A’s opening day starter. And McCarthy responded with gratitude... mostly.

A’s trainer Nick Paparesta said Monday that McCarthy was making “steady progress” that included displaying the ability to walk down a hallway and go up and down four steps.

“I think we’re a little bit more comfortable with where he is and how he’s doing, absolutely,” Paparesta told the Associated Press.

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