Jun 1, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (25) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bays Rays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn suffers hemorrhage

Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn was hospitalized earlier this week in Cleveland after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a bleeding between the brain and the thin layer of tissue that covers it.

Colbrunn was experiencing dizziness prior to the Red Sox’s game against the Cleveland Indians and taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

The team’s medical director, Dr. Larry Ronan stated that Colbrunn is expected to make a good recovery. He will remain in Cleveland the next few days as a precaution to evaluate the recovery. The Red Sox will head to Detroit to face the Tigers in the meantime.

This is Colbrunn’s second season as a hitting coach with the Red Sox. The team is currently batting .244 this year with 45 home runs and a .328 on-base percentage that currently ranks sixth in the majors.

The cause of Colbrunn’s hemorrhage is not released at this moment. According to the UCLA neurosurgery website common reasons causes are:

“Trauma is the most common cause of spontaneous SAH, and 75 percent to 80 percent of spontaneous SAHs involve ruptured brain aneurysms,” the website states. “Other causes of SAH include arteriovenous malformation (AVM), vascular inflammation affecting the central nervous system, and carotid artery dissection.”

The Red Sox released a statement about the event, part of which reads:

Greg was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic last night after experiencing dizziness prior to Wednesday’s Red Sox-Indians game. After evaluation, it was determined that Greg had suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Red Sox medical director, Dr. Larry Ronan and physicians from the Cleveland Clinic expect Greg to make a good recovery. However, for the next few days, Greg will remain in Cleveland for further evaluation.

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