Jason Bay had another bit of bad luck; as he was attempting to catch a fly ball he slid and hit his head on the left field wall. It was utterly obvious to the trained observer that Bay was again not right; it took some extra help and “ginger” walking to get him off the field. Unfortunately this wasn’t his first; nor did the last one recover quickly… Fortunately, he and the Mets are very aware of concussions and the issues surrounding them;
On Friday night, hours after Jason Bay’s head torpedoed into the left field wall at Citi Field – his brain rattling in his skull as he endured his second concussion in less than two calendar years – Terry Collins shared a conversation with his wife on their car ride out of Flushing. They talked about Bay and decisions he may need to make that were no longer just about baseball, but about quality of life. It evinced the sports’ progressive perspective on concussions.
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Josh Thole returned to Citi Field Tuesday for the first time since suffering a concussion in Philadelphia last week, bringing news both positive and alarming: The catcher has been symptom-free since Friday, but estimated that he has already suffered three or four concussions in his professional career.
“I don’t know the grading system of a concussion, but I got whacked pretty good in ’07 and ’08,” said Thole, 25. “The one in 2007 I think was more significant, just because I had vomiting and stuff like that. In 2008, it was more whiplash than anything, but I think it was still graded a concussion.”
No it is not Justin Morneau, who had his plight with a concussion very well documented, (he will be returning as well) rather Jason Bay. The overlooked “high profile” player that suffered a concussion in July also. It was when the New York Mets were in Los Angeles and he ran into the Dodger Stadium wall giving him daily headaches.
“It was always about the headaches,” Bay said. “I got so used to having headaches, I didn’t know I had one. . . . Since the end of September, I haven’t had one headache issue.”
But according to the New York Post story the testing never “officially” indicated that he had a concussion.
“By all accounts, I haven’t played baseball, either,” Bay said. “But the workouts we go through are much more strenuous than baseball, and it’s one of those things, it’s not like a hamstring or an elbow where you try to rehab and make it stronger.”
And he said there are no further tests pending to determine whether he actually is healthy.
“I feel fine, but as far as testing and stuff, they couldn’t find anything wrong in the first place, so there’s no baseline to test it against,” Bay said.
It is good to see another player plagued by a concussion feeling 100 percent and ready for action.