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Brian Roberts still experiencing concussion symptoms three weeks later

Jun 9, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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Brian Roberts was in Baltimore yesterday to meet with manager Buck Showalter and talk to reporters, and the Orioles second baseman revealed that he’s still experiencing concussion symptoms three weeks after suffering a concussion sliding head-first into first base on May 16.

Roberts was told during a recent doctor visit that he’s showing some improvement, but his return timetable has repeatedly been pushed back and now Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that he will “be held back from doing baseball activities for at least another two weeks.”

Last season Justin Morneau of the Twins and Jason Bay of the Mets learned that return timetables for concussions don’t mean much of anything until the symptoms are gone, as neither Morneau nor Bay played again after suffering concussions in July and both have struggled this season. Roberts will hopefully be able to avoid that same fate, but it looks like he’ll end up missing at least six weeks and possibly much longer.

  1. bleedgreen - Jun 9, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    So how come baseball players have concussion symptoms weeks/months after the incident, but football players are FORCED out for 2 weeks and they do nothing but complain about wanting to get back on the field asap?

  2. jimbo1949 - Jun 9, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    I might be misremembering, but wasn’t this a head first slide into first base?

  3. rwjk - Jun 10, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    you were definately one of my favorite players for the past 8 years but 10 million is just a little too much for your services

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