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Head injury

Brandon McCarthy of the Oakland A's. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Encouraged With Progress From Head Surgery

Brandon McCarthy’s hair is growing back fast and that big scar on the right side of his head is hardly noticeable anymore.

09/28/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Walking, Could Head Home Soon

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has walked a few steps and is making encouraging progress in his recovery from surgery after getting hit in the head by a line drive last week.

09/10/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Still In ‘Life-Threatening’ Situation

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.

09/07/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Alert After Brain Surgery, No Timetable For Return

Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was alert after undergoing surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive, team officials said Friday.

09/07/2012

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Elderly Woman Attacked In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

An elderly woman was critically injured when she was pushed to the ground at Stow Lake in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Friday, police said Monday.

07/02/2012

Desmond Trufant #6 of the Washington Huskies gets called for a face mask on Chris Owusu #81 of the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Innovative Stanford Football Mouthpieces Measure Force Of Tackles

Athletes and coaches are turning to technology to help them with growing concern over head injuries, and Stanford’s football team is the first in the nation to use a special mouthpiece that measures the force of head movement.

11/08/2011

(AP)

Suisun City Man Suffers Head Injury During Graduation Party Fight

A Suisun City man suffered a serious head injury in a fight that erupted at a graduation party in Solano County early Sunday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

CBS San Francisco–07/10/2011

(AP)

Toddler Injured In Fall From Antioch Home

Authorities report that a toddler was taken to the hospital with major head injuries after falling out of a second story window at a home in Antioch when the screen gave way.

CBS San Francisco–06/16/2011