Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy may be released from the hospital soon, and has accepted the apology of the player who struck him in the head with a line drive last week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
McCarthy, who underwent surgery on his brain last week, walked down a hallway Monday, according to A’s trainer Nick Paparesta. He added that McCarthy could be released from the hospital in a couple of days, the Chronicle reported.
McCarthy, who has a great sense of humor, has been tweeting and making light of his injury. The Chronicle also said that Erick Aybar, the Los Angeles Angels player whose line drive struck McCarthy last Wednesday, has contacted McCarthy by text to apologize for the accident, which almost killed the pitcher.
Aybar apparently feels guilty about McCarthy’s injuries, saying that no one every wants to see someone hurt, according to the Chronicle.