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A's McCarthy still in 'life-threatening' situation

SEATTLE (AP) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy remained 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 on Wednesday, 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. …

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