Brewers Reliever Trevor Megill Suffers Concussion After Fainting from Food Poisoning

The righty was placed on the 7-day concussion injured list Wednesday.
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The Milwaukee Brewers placed relief pitcher Trevor Megill on the seven-day concussion injured list on Wednesday. Megill, who posted a 3.63 ERA for the club last year in 31 appearances, got food poisoning while playing in New York over the weekend. When he returned to Milwaukee he visited a a phone store, where he fainted and hit his head on the way down.

"He had food poisoning and ended up fainting in a phone store," Brewers manager Pat Murphy explained. "Fell on the ground and hit his head. When he came to he called our people and let them know. We evaluated him the next morning, and he has a concussion. I guess he hadn't had much in his system."

The bizarre circumstances don't make the situation any less scary and the hope is that Megill won't need any longer than the minimum seven days on the list.

Milwaukee recalled right-hander JB Bukauskas from Triple-A Nashville to take Megill's spot on the 26-man roster.

"We brought him to New York with us anticipating other types of injuries, so we just planned for it," Murphy added. "We have depth, so we're going to keep going. But this one, I'm just nervous for (Megill). That's scary. Could have been much worse."

Kyle Koster is an editor at The Big Lead.


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