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Must-click link: Johnny Estrada battling post-concussion syndrome

Dec 11, 2010, 5:28 PM EST

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Martin Gandy of the Braves-centric blog Talking Chop attended the Braves Foundation Wiffle Ball Game and Holiday Party for the Troops at Turner Field earlier today and ran into former major league catcher Johnny Estrada. The rest is a must-read.

Estrada, who has been out of baseball since the Nationals released him in 2008, revealed to Gandy that he has been living with post-concussion syndrome dating back to a nasty collision at home plate with Darin Erstad on June 6, 2005.

In case you don’t remember it, you can relive it right here on MLB.com.

I’m glad that MLB teams are being increasingly cautious in regards to concussions, but I wonder how many ex-players like Estrada are out there.

  1. Adam - Dec 11, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    And yet NFL players either go back into the game or don’t even sit out one week.

    Thank goodness MLB has realized the dangers and more teams seem willing to let the players come back when they’re ready, as opposed to rushing them. Now if only more sports would follow suit.

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