Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau continues to experience post-concussion symptoms four weeks after suffering a brain injury and cervical neck sprain on a diving play and has not been cleared to resume baseball activities.
Morneau has a history of concussions, which derailed his career for several seasons in Minnesota. He got back on track with the Rockies last season, hitting .319 to win the batting title, but now the former MVP’s career is again in jeopardy at age 34.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss told Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that the team plans to be very cautious and patience with Morneau’s recovery timetable, saying:
It’s difficult for Justin, given his history with concussions. This is a process and we have to wait it out. When Justin is ready to play and he’s himself again, he’s our first baseman.
What a shame.