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In this photo from Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) places his hand to his head as he leaves the baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. McCarthy remains in a ''life-threatening'' situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive. Struck on the right side of his head by a hard shot from the Angels' Erick Aybar, McCarthy suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. He had two hours of surgery to relieve pressure on his brain late Wednesday night. A's athletic trainer Nick Paparesta was asked Friday if McCarthy was still in a life-threatening situation. "Absolutely he is. It's brain surgery,'' Paparesta said. ''It's life-threatening. At any possible moment something could go wrong, he could have a complication. Absolutely.'' (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Photo by: Ben Margot
In this photo from Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) places his hand to his head as he leaves the baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. McCarthy remains in a ''life-threatening'' situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive. Struck on the right side of his head by a hard shot from the Angels' Erick Aybar, McCarthy suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. He had two hours of surgery to relieve pressure on his brain late Wednesday night. A's athletic trainer Nick Paparesta was asked Friday if McCarthy was still in a life-threatening situation. "Absolutely he is. It's brain surgery,'' Paparesta said. ''It's life-threatening. At any possible moment something could go wrong, he could have a complication. Absolutely.'' (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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