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doublem23
07-16-2010, 01:42 AM
I think there's a post about this buried in the ALC Watch thread, but I feel it deserves it's own thread.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/98572099.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUqCP:iUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aU U

Retroactive to July 8 meaning he won't be eligible to come back until next week.

Nellie_Fox
07-16-2010, 01:46 AM
He was on the Twins' pre-game show. He said he's still having trouble feeling loopy and not reacting right.

SoxSpeed22
07-16-2010, 01:52 AM
It's better that they take precautions now, instead of having symptoms linger throughout the season.

CWSpalehoseCWS
07-16-2010, 02:02 AM
Good news for us I guess. Not saying I'm glad he's hurt, but it'll help the Sox out a little.

october23sp
07-16-2010, 02:08 AM
Get better right after we are done playing them.

WhiteSox5187
07-16-2010, 02:29 AM
How did he get his concussion? Was he drilled?

DonnieDarko
07-16-2010, 02:34 AM
He got kneed in the face while sliding into second base.

voodoochile
07-16-2010, 03:33 AM
He was on the Twins' pre-game show. He said he's still having trouble feeling loopy and not reacting right.

That's at least grade 2 and maybe grade 3. He's going to have to be careful from here on out. I wouldn't be shocked to see him wearing a helmet while playing defense ala Olerud. He should if he's smart anyway.

Zakath
07-16-2010, 06:23 AM
How did he get his concussion? Was he drilled?

As mentioned, he was accidentally kneed in the head by Toronto 2B John McDonald on July 7 when he tried to break up a double play in the eighth inning. It's at least his second head injury since coming into the majors (got hit in the head by a fastball from Seattle reliever Ron Villone back in 2005) and he's had a history of concussions (according to the Star-Tribune) from playing both hockey and basketball when he was a kid. In 2005, supposedly he tried to rush back after getting beaned and it only made it worse, so you'd have to guess that they're going to take their time here (in that it could be even longer than 15 days).

No question that they're a different team without him in the lineup.

PeteWard
07-16-2010, 06:31 AM
Good news for us I guess. Not saying I'm glad he's hurt, but it'll help the Sox out a little.


I'm glad and I make no apologies :smile:. Just hope it's not serious and he comes back after this series.

doublem23
07-16-2010, 09:38 AM
Here's the play he got injured on:

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9761163

Doesn't look like much, but head injuries are always scary, especially when their effects are so prolonged.

palehozenychicty
07-16-2010, 09:45 AM
I guess that he'll do anything to keep the Twins out of the playoffs, even his name in the lineup.

Seriously, though, I hope he recovers by next week.

munchman33
07-16-2010, 10:18 AM
I'd hate to see Morneau ruin his career trying to get back too soon. Better to be safe and sit this year out. :cool:

Twins_Morneau
07-16-2010, 07:50 PM
It sucks to see your favorite player get a potentially nasty injury like this. Get well soon Justin.:(: