Westmoreland out of rehab hospital

Updated: April 27, 2010, 2:13 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox minor league prospect Ryan Westmoreland has been released from a Boston rehabilitation hospital more than a month after brain surgery.

The team announced Tuesday that the 19-year-old outfielder was released on Saturday and will continue physical and occupational therapy as an outpatient at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Westmoreland had surgery in March to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain.

A cavernous malformation is a cluster of abnormal or dilated blood vessels that affects the central nervous system. Symptoms can include bleeding in the brain, seizures and headaches.

The team says he has been making steady progress and is in great spirits.


Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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