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No timetable for Alex Cobb’s return from head injury

Jun 18, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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Alex Cobb is on the seven-day concussion disabled list after being hit on the head by a line drive Saturday and manager Joe Maddon told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that there’s no timetable yet for the right-hander’s return to the Rays:

He’s feeling a little bit better, obviously not tremendously better. It’s one of those things that’s just going to take some time. My advice to him was to not try to really rush anything, just permit your body to tell you when you’re ready to do the next thing, and I think he’s pretty much accepted that thought.

Maddon added that he thinks “it’s going to be a long process,” which suggests Cobb’s stay on the DL will last well beyond seven days, and the manager was hesitant to talk about whether the team expects Cobb to pitch again this season.

  1. asimonetti88 - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Take your time dude- that was a serious injury, no reason to rush yourself back.

  2. specialkindofstupid - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    In a game with 95 MPH fastballs and lightning-quick bat speeds, I’m amazed incidents like this do not happen more frequently than they do.

    Glad Cobb is okay. Definitely hope he doesn’t feel the need to rush back.

  3. indaburg - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    “Minor” concussion, huh.

    • raysfan1 - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      Further proof that there is no such thing as a minor concussion (and I know the term irritates you as much as it does me). This case is also now putting the lie to the initial reports of only mild symptoms. Glad Maddon’s standing out front on this; Cobb definitely needs to take any amount of time needed before returning.

      • indaburg - Jun 18, 2013 at 6:04 PM

        100% agreed. Lay people need to understand that bruising your brain is not like bruising your elbow.

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