Atlanta Braves Pitcher Matt Marksberry Is Reportedly On Life Support

According to various reports, Atlanta Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry is in serious condition after suffering severe dehydration during a non-baseball related procedure on Wednesday night.

Via The Atlana Journal Constitution

A Facebook post from his brother Wednesday afternoon said that Marksberry was on life support. Others familiar with the situation said Wednesday night that the pitcher was unconscious, apparently in a medically induced coma, but that his vital signs were good.

A Braves spokesman said only that Marksberry was being treated for “severe dehydration” and that HIPAA rules prohibited the team from divulging any further information. The rules are particularly restrictive since Marksberry’s health situation was not baseball-related.

Marksberry, 26, said on his Twitter page Monday: “I don’t want to sound selfish but I really could use some prayers for my health right now. Non baseball related. Thank you guys.”

Rumors spread among friends of Marksberry on Facebook and Twitter that he had suffered a stroke and collapsed lung during the procedure. The Braves would not comment on either of those or other details.

A post on his brother Ethan Marksberry’s Facebook page at about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon said that Ethan had received a phone call from his mother and found out his brother was on life support. His parents were traveling to Florida from their Ohio home Wednesday after learning of his condition.

Marksberry sent out these tweets just a few days before going to hospital.

Let’s hope everything turns out well for Marksberry.

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