Brandon McCarthy’s Teammates Take Extreme Precautions in Celebrating Oakland’s Playoff Berth

A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy has shown he knows how to joke about his scary head injury. His teammates are now joining in the fun.

When Oakland clinched its playoff berth, A's players took to celebrating — but not before making sure McCarthy was protected. McCarthy, who was hit in the head by a line drive early last month and had to have surgery to treat a fractured skull and epidural hemorrhage, was given a batting helmet autographed by his teammates to wear during the brouhaha. The A's also equipped McCarthy with a taped-on soda cup — to either help him drink with ease, or to catch his drool.

McCarthy had returned to both Twitter and baseball with his sense of humor intact after the scary injury, and it looks like his teammates just wanted to play along. Check out his protective gear in the photo below.

Brandon McCarthy's Teammates Take Extreme Precautions in Celebrating Oakland's Playoff Berth

Photo via Twitter/@BrettAnderson49

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