Re: Brandon McCarthy Suffered A Skull Fracture, An Epidural Hemorrhage & Brain Contus
an epidural hemorrhage is where the epidural artery bleeds. the blood accumulates between the skull & the brain. since there is only so much room in the skull cavity the brain gets compresssed. this is much worse than a subdural hematoma which is a low pressure venous bleed. he could have suffered major brain damage. only time will tell.
I was thinking of John Olerud. I believe he had suffered a sub arachnoid bleed from a ruptured aneurysm. He wore a helmet in the field playing 1B. It seems like some sort of mini helmet could be made for pitchers or pitchers, first basemen & third basemen.