Giants first baseman Brandon Belt suffered a concussion when he took a knee to the head on a slide into second base on September 15 (Video here). Nearly two months later, Belt tells Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he’s still having some symptoms.
On the bright side, Belt said that he’s no longer dealing with things like nausea and mood swings. However, he has felt some lightheadedness since resuming workouts after knee surgery. He was told by concussion specialist Dr. Mickey Collins over the phone that it’s not a major concern.
“I actually feel pretty good right now,” Belt said. “I have a little lightheadedness mainly when I work out. That was to be expected. I was wondering about all this stuff. The doctor said, ‘You know what? This is what we hear about everybody who has a concussion. You’re no different than anybody else.’
“There’s no panicking on my part about it,” Belt said.
This is the third concussion for Belt since college and his second in the last two years. While he has all offseason to heal, both general manager Bobby Evans and manager Bruce Bochy have expressed concern about his history and what it could mean for his future.
The 27-year-old Belt was having an excellent season prior to the concussion, establishing new career-highs with 18 home runs and 68 RBI while batting .280/.356/.478 over 137 games.
(Thanks to Lindsey Adler for the link)