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Justin Morneau “pleased” with how he felt the morning after first game in eight months

Mar 9, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

Morneau catch

Throughout his eight-month recovery from a concussion Justin Morneau often felt good enough to workout on a particular day, only to have his symptoms return the next morning and sidetrack his progress.

That was the fear after Morneau played in a game yesterday for the first time since July 7 and the former MVP admitted to Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com that he “was obviously sitting around all night waiting for something” to reoccur, but instead he “woke up today feeling pretty good.”

Morneau, who went 1-for-2 with a bases-clearing double in a “B” game appearance, said he “took a little nap, had some dinner, watched a movie, and went to bed.” And when he woke up “everything was positive.”

Barring a setback Morneau indicated that he hopes to play every other day for the next week or so, at which point the Twins should have a much better idea about his readiness for Opening Day.

  1. buckcharmer - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Good to Hear, Cross Fingers

  2. cur68 - Mar 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    I don’t know what happened to my original beaver related post, but its gone now. At any rate; welcome back Mr. Morneau. Can’t wait to see him in action against the representative of beaver land; the Toronto Blue Jays. An all beaver match-up, yipee!

  3. ThatGuy - Mar 9, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Good to hear my 2nd favorite canadian is coming along. I was afraid the Twins would be starting Cuddy or god help me Matt Tolbert at first come opening day.

  4. cleonslamminsalmon - Mar 9, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    If Morneau were more like Aaron Rodgers, he would’ve been back by mid July last season.

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