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Skip Schumaker not cleared to return from concussion

Jul 18, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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Skip Schumaker had hoped that the All-Star break would provide enough time to recover from a July 10 concussion, but the Reds utility man remains out of the lineup with continued symptoms.

Schumaker, who suffered the concussion when he crashed into the outfield wall trying to make a catch, told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com:

I thought I’d be activated already. It’s so frustrating that I’m not. I’m hoping every day that [the symptoms] will go away and they haven’t yet. I thought the All-Star break would have been fine and that I’d be back and ready. I did the test [Thursday] before we left and it didn’t go as planned.

Brain injuries are impossible to predict, unfortunately. Schumaker would be in line for increased playing time with both Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips sidelined, but instead he’ll remain on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    First concussions kill pro sports. Then people accept telescreens (oops they already have). Then people report to the Stasi through their eyeballs (oops they already pretty much do).

    My only advice at this point is to channel your inner Hunter S. or Jeff Spicoli.

  2. 950003cups - Jul 19, 2014 at 6:13 AM

    Last I heard, he was in a coma after a skiing accident.

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