Report: Westmoreland condition potentially life-threatening
|03.14.10 at 11:43 am ET|
According to a report on ESPN.com, the condition for which top Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland is scheduled to have surgery for “carries significant risk of neurological damage and is potentially life-threatening.”
The report has a team source saying that Westmoreland began experiencing headaches and a variety of neurological symptoms, leading him to leave spring training on March 4 before being examined at Massachusetts General Hospital the next day. After consulting with three specialists around the country it was determined that Westmoreland was to have surgery for a “cavernous malformation of the brain” at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
The report by Gordon Edes goes on to say that the malformation is located on the brain stem and there has been some bleeding in the brain, which could lead to severe neurological damage. For the rest of the story click here.
Latest from Bleacher Report
- Unexpected Trades Red Sox Could Pull Off This Offseason
- Dream Free-Agent Pickups for Red Sox
- Red Sox Free Agency News and Trade Rumors
- Should Red Sox Trade Cespedes This Offseason?
- Red Sox's Most Tradeable Assets for Offseason
- Uehara Inks 2-Year Extension with Sox
- Possible Trade Partners, Packages for Cespedes
- Fort Report: Moncada Madness
- Podcast Ep. 70: Moncada signs, Ben Badler talks, PawSox sold!
- PawSox sold to group including Lucchino; reports say move to Providence likely
- Fort Report: Top prospects prepare for biggest tests yet
- Report: Red Sox have agreement to sign Moncada for $31.5M
- Unveiling the updated SoxProspects scouting reports, stage one
- Owens, Johnson among eight invited to Red Sox spring training
- Chicago Cubs claim Drake Britton off waivers
- Offseason Notes: Red Sox continue to shape roster
- Drake Britton designated for assignment as Red Sox sign Ogando