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Twins prospect Byron Buxton diagnosed with concussion after outfield collision

Aug 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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After seeing brain injuries derail the careers of Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, and Denard Span in recent years Twins fans know all too well that there’s no such thing as, in general manager Terry Ryan’s words, “just a concussion.”

Still, considering how ugly Byron Buxton’s outfield collision at Double-A looked Wednesday night it qualifies as relatively positive news that the consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball avoided any other major injuries.

Buxton collided full-speed with the right fielder while trying to make a diving catch and was unconscious for several minutes before being taken by ambulance to a hospital. He’s been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list, which means there’s a good chance his season is over after just 31 total games, as he previously missed two-months following a spring training wrist injury.

  1. happytwinsfan - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    I think I need to give myself a chemical concussion tonight.

  2. largebill - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Well, that was a tough diagnosis to make. He lost consciousness for several minutes. Any doctor who later said there was no concussion should lose medical license.

  3. West Madison's town Whore - Aug 15, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    no body has it better

  4. wilmyers09 - Aug 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    did it take a high end doctor to figure that out

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