Athletics Mccarthy Surgery Baseball

September 7, 2012 - 9:43 PM
FILE - This 2012 file photo shows Brandon McCarthy of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was in stable condition in the critical care unit of a Bay Area hospital on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, a day after having surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive. McCarthy was hit in the right side of the head Wednesday by a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar of the Los Angeles Angels. He was knocked down by the shot and hit his head on the ground. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)