Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Great article on Max Sapp

Excellent article from the Orlando Sentinel following the progress on Max Sapp.

An excerpt:
Six months later, Sapp has made a full recovery expect in one area: He remains at risk for seizures because his illness disrupted the delicate electrical system in his brain. He takes two anticonvulsant medicines every day to stay seizure-free. At precisely 8:30 a.m., he takes a 1,500-milligram dose of a drug called Keppra. At 8:30 at night, he takes another 1,500 milligrams of Keppra and 300 milligrams of Phenobarbital.

When doctors told him to wean off of Phenobarbital in March, Sapp suffered two more seizures. Until that setback, he was planning to return to playing minor-league ball around midseason for the Astros, who gave him a $1.4 million signing bonus in 2006. Now it's unclear when he'll play in games again.

"We don't want to rush him or push him too hard or too soon or too fast," said Ricky Bennett, the Astros' director of player development.

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