O’Flaherty relieved after serious ailments ruled out

Reliever Eric O’Flaherty still doesn’t know what’s causing his blurred vision, but he knows a lot more about what it’s not. And that’s cause for, well, relief.

O’Flaherty said he got a series of tests results back on Saturday afternoon and doctors have ruled out a brain tumor, diabetes and liver damage.

“All the real dangerous stuff looks like it’s out of the way,” O’Flaherty said. “Now it’s just a matter of getting to the bottom of whatever is causing this. Mentally I feel a whole lot better.”

O’Flaherty said he’s expected to see a neurologist Monday or Tuesday.

O’Flaherty missed six weeks in July and August with mononucleosis, which could be related to the problems he’s having. He said the primary symptom is with his vision and not necessarily dizziness anymore.

“I’m having a really hard looking at any kind of pattern, things are kind of blurry,” O’Flaherty said. “It’s almost like seeing stars, only they’re black, so it’s real spotty vision.”

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goldwreck

October 3rd, 2010
1:36 pm

I guess that explains why he’s been MIA.

KnightInATL

October 3rd, 2010
4:16 pm

Are the Braves going to put him on the post-season roster?

ABravesFan

October 3rd, 2010
5:20 pm

Get well soon EOF. He is not going to be ready for round 1 but hopefully we use him comes the World Series.

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