Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has been released from the intensive care unit, four days after suffering a life-threatening injury while being hit in the head with a line drive.
ESPN's Buster Olney reported that McCarthy was out of the intensive care unit Sunday night:
Good news about Brandon McCarthy: He is out of the intensive care unit, and continues to make progress in his recovery.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 10, 2012
McCarthy was struck by a line drive while pitching Wednesday. He was taken to a Bay Area hospital, where a CT scan revealed that McCarthy had suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. He underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure in his brain.
On Saturday, McCarthy was tweeting once again, joking that "the good news in all of this, is that I set up my fantasy lineups beforehand."
And Sunday's positive step seemed to put McCarthy in even better spirits as he responded to Olney's tweet:
@buster_espn he is also frequently peeing into a bucket located next to his bed
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) September 10, 2012