Yunel Escobar (Toronto Blue Jays) could become the first player to placed on the 7-day concussion DL that MLB instituted just prior to the season. Slam Sports has all the info and a GREAT picture of the actual injury.
“He smoked me,” LaRoche told reporters, of the collision. “I was going to be real surprised if he didn’t (come out of the game). I didn’t know where in the head it got him.”
Replays showed Escobar’s helmet smashing into LaRoche’s right knee; the collision wrenching his neck at an odd angle. A club trainer stayed with him overnight, wakening him every two hours to check his condition.
Yes most of us would be puzzled as to why he was allowed to continue? Add to that the constant awakening of him, puzzling? The current management would indicate that a concussion (a closed brain injury with NO bleeding) should be allowed to rest, including uninterrupted sleep. Never the less, all eyes will be on how the Jays handle this, and being in Toronto, he is in good hands.
@Stephania_ESPN is confirming the concussion of Escobar, however the Jays ARE NOT putting him on the 7-day DL.
Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar has concussion. First under new MLB policy. Not going on 7-day DL. Will need clearance from league to return.