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Twins unsure if Justin Morneau and Denard Span will play again this season

Sep 15, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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Minnesota’s season has been a mess on nearly every possible level, but the biggest long-term worries to come from their miserable 2011 are Justin Morneau‘s and Denard Span‘s struggles to come back from concussions.

Morneau originally suffered his concussion in the middle of last year, but was recently shut down after experiencing dizziness 15 months later. Span missed two months following his concussion in June, played terribly for a week while dealing with similar symptoms, and was shut down again.

They’re both rehabbing in an effort to play again this season, but time is running out and Span admitted yesterday that his dizziness still “comes and goes” more than three months after his concussion. Morneau’s symptoms are believed to be less prominent, but when asked about his status Ron Gardenhire replied that “it’s up in the air.”

  1. kopy - Sep 15, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    What’s the point of running them out there? Trying to finish 4-10 so the Twins don’t end with 100 losses? 99 is terrible too. Shut them down, and put Gardy and Smith in a corner so they can sit and think about what they’ve done.

  2. ThatGuy - Sep 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Let them sit and get healthy. Hell we may even get a number one draft pick out of it, I say pull mauer with a mysterious injury and play the AAA/AA all-stars for the rest of the season.

    • dramah - Sep 15, 2011 at 3:32 PM

      Pull Mauer with a mysterious injury, good call. How about we call it ‘bi-lateral leg weakness”.

    • missthemexpos - Sep 15, 2011 at 3:34 PM

      Wow, with the Twins pathetic play the last month, the AAA/AA all-stars might do better.

    • mplsjoe - Sep 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

      The Twins have AAA/AA all-stars?

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