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Posada's condition may be more serious than first thought

Sep 8, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT

Update: Tests on Posada’s head came back negative, and doctors have cleared him to play.  The Yankees are currently listing their catcher as day-to-day.

 

Right after the Yankees game today there were several references to Jorge Posada experiencing concussion symptoms that prevented him from being used.  How, in this day and age, I took that lightly I have no idea, but I kind of did.  I’m reading now that the Yankees have sent him to a neurologist for tests and have yet to determine whether he can accompany the team to Texas tomorrow for this weekend’s series with the Rangers.

It goes without saying that it will be seriously bad news for the Yankees if Posada is out for an extended period of time.

  1. Mr. Heyward - Sep 8, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    This is crazy to see in baseball this often, like it’s been this season. Is this a new phenomenon? Is there now better testing for head injuries? Are they taking more precautionary moves than past years (like in football)? or what? Someone tell me!

  2. scatterbrian - Sep 8, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Pretty sure it’s just a better understanding of concussions and their effects on the brain. There was a study from the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology last month alluding to the fact that Lou Gehrig’s death may have actually been caused by concussions….or at least the three or four major concussions he suffered exacerbated the ALS.

  3. BC - Sep 9, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    Hit the ball in the middle, Jorge.

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