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Twins' Morneau having "more good days than bad"

Sep 8, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has been sidelined since the first week of July due to a concussion and post-concussion symptoms. And it's not looking like he is close at all to returning to action. Morneau told Phil Mackey of Minneapolis'...

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has been sidelined since the first week of July due to a concussion and post-concussion symptoms.  And it’s not looking like he is close at all to returning to action.

Morneau told Phil Mackey of Minneapolis’ ESPN 1500 AM on Wednesday that he is having “more good days than bad days” at this point, but also that he still has headaches from time to time.  Because of the knowledge the sports world has gained concerning head injuries and their long-term effects, the Twins aren’t going to activate him until he is fully symptom free.

The big first baseman was posting MVP-like numbers over the first half of the season and could provide a big boost to the playoff-bound Twins if he is able to make an early-October return. 

Through 296 at-bats, Morneau had a .345/.437/.618 batting line, 18 home runs and 56 RBI.

  1. Mrsteve - Sep 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    How long can a concussion last? Is this guy just mistaking a simple normal headache or sinus congestion for his concussion!?

  2. Alex K - Sep 8, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Concussion symptoms can last for years, I believe.

  3. Reflex - Sep 8, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    A concussion ended Corey Koskie’s career. It really depends on whats damaged as to how long it can last. Furthermore, the more concussions you have, the worse each one tends to get. Morneau has had multiple concussions in his career and has missed time before for this.

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