Jul 15, 2010, 5:40 PM EST
It’s been eight days since Justin Morneau took a knee to the helmet while breaking up a double play, but the All-Star first baseman remains out of the Twins’ lineup tonight because of lingering headaches and dizziness. He’s expected to be placed on the disabled list prior to the game.
Morneau suffered several concussions as a youth hockey player in Canada and missed time in 2005 after taking a Ron Villone fastball to the helmet, so at this point his status is a major concern.
Morneau is hitting .345 with 18 homers and 25 doubles in 81 games to rank second in the league with a 1.055 OPS and not having him for a crucial series against the division-leading White Sox is a big blow, but the Twins are relatively well-equipped to handle his absence in the short term thanks to having Jim Thome and his .929 OPS around to plug into the lineup.
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