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Brandon Belt is showing no improvement

Jul 25, 2014, 9:57 AM EDT

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Brandon Belt was hit in the head by a thrown ball last Saturday and is on the disabled list with a concussion. Six days later and he’s not feeling any better. From the Chronicle:

Brandon Belt said he feels no improvement in his concussion symptoms and boarded the team flight unaware of any specific plans to see a specialist in San Francisco, although that is expected to happen.

That’s certainly not encouraging. Nor is the fact that, as Hank Schulman reports, Joe PanikMarco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza all are banged up too.

The Giants are a game and a half up on the Dodgers. But the mounting injuries bode ill.

  1. emdash01 - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    If he has concussion symptoms that haven’t improved after several days…should he really be getting on a plane? Seems like that generally doesn’t lead to good things.

    • illuminancer - Jul 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      In hindsight, they should have sent him back to SF instead of letting him stay with the team. Hopefully being able to rest in his own bed will him him get better soon.

  2. trbmb - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    I would expect updates relative to this would occur on the latest daily edition of High Screaming. I will not know if that happens.

  3. bigmeechy74 - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Whoever threw that ball is a piece of crap. he may have ruined belt’s career

    • illuminancer - Jul 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      I’m pretty sure Scoots feels awful about it. Not like it was on purpose.

  4. wilmyers09 - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    bigmeechy74 its not like pitchers try to nit hitters in the head sometimes a pitch gets away from a pitcher

    • son2play4giants - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      I believe it was Marco Scutatro that accidentally hit him on the side of the face/head.

      • son2play4giants - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM

        “Scutaro”

      • porscheguy22 - Jul 25, 2014 at 3:10 PM

        Wait, did somebody give a thumbs down to somebody for posting the correct events? Hmm…..

  5. candlestickkid - Jul 25, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Really hope he fully recovers from this. Head injuries can linger and be debilitating, sometimes for years. He did not see the throw coming, so he made no effort to protect himself or turn away.

  6. stephentaylor48 - Jul 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    I sincerely hope he is medically okay. He’s young and this is not a good thing, for anyone.

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