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Jason Repko is third Twin to suffer concussion in 15 months

Sep 22, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

Jason Repko, Lou Marson

Jason Repko was hit in the helmet by a Justin Masterson fastball Sunday and has unfortunately joined Twins teammates Denard Span and Justin Morneau in suffering a concussion.

According to trainer Rick McWane “he had a CT scan and an MRI exam on his head and they both came back normal” and Repko hasn’t officially been ruled out for the season yet, but he won’t play again in 2011.

Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that Repko has “been bothered by headaches and nausea.”

What a shame, although at least Span was able to return to the lineup and play five innings last night.

  1. ThisIsBaseball - Sep 22, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    I can’t tell from the picture, but was he wearing one of the concussion helmets? I think it’s time MLB mandates those helmets for all players. I get they look stupid, but a concussion is serious business. Your brain > Looking stupid in a helmet.

    • kopy - Sep 22, 2011 at 11:46 AM

      He wears one of the newerish helmets (with the groves and slots, not all smooth), but not the special concussion-type, no.

      • kopy - Sep 22, 2011 at 11:46 AM

        *grooves. EDIT FUNC-ah whatever.

  2. Joe - Sep 22, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Hopefully the fact that the Twins are a few days away from a 4.5 month vacation will help. I know nothing about concussions, but perhaps not having anything to rush back to will help him rest and heal properly.

  3. Old Gator - Sep 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Almost makes one sorry to have a head.

  4. Gamera the Brave - Sep 22, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    If you are, in fact, a “third Twin”, doesn’t that make you a triplet?

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