On Tuesday Houston outfielder George Springer smashed his head into the wall after making a great catch in the Astros’ loss to Milwaukee. He had to be carted off the field. Yesterday morning the club suggested that Springer may have a chance to avoid the injured list, but today they announced that he has been diagnosed with a “mild concussion.”
The quotation marks are because even “mild” concussions are serious and, as such, the team is keeping him out of action at least through the weekend and into early next week, when it is hoped he might return.
Springer, the Astros’ leadoff hitter, is batting .297/.389/.573 with 30 homers on the year. He’ll be missed, but the Astros lead in the AL West is more than secure and the most important thing is getting him healthy.