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LaRue says concussion will end his career

Posted on: September 19, 2010 12:17 am
Edited on: September 19, 2010 1:20 pm
 
Jason LaRue Cardinals catcher Jason LaRue told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the concussion he suffered at the feet of Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto will end his career.

"I'm done," LaRue told the Post-Dispatch 's Joe Strauss. "It's a simple decision."

LaRue was kicked in the head during a fracas on Aug. 10. Cueto served a seven-game suspension for his actions. LaRue's cost was much higher.

LaRue estimates he's had "close to 20" concussions in his athletic career, dating back to high school football. He said riding in cars and watching TV have caused him "sensations that he likened to seasickness" as well as headaches and nausea. He said hasn't improved since the incident.

Apparently LaRue had contemplated legal action against Cueto, but has since decided against doing so.

"I was going to retire on my own terms," LaRue said. "It's unfortunate that the blow that decided it came from someone kicking me in the head with spikes. I wouldn't say I would change things if you could rewrite history. They say things happen for certain reasons. In this case, I couldn't tell you why. Does it suck that my career is over because Johnny Cueto started kicking me in the head? Yes, it sucks.

"I expected to walk away when I felt it was right. The bottom line: it's unfortunate."

LaRue will join his team in Pittsburgh on Monday to spend the final roadtrip with his teammates, as well as seeing a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: September 19, 2010 8:11 am
 

LaRue says concussion will end his career

In case if your wondering, the magic number is 8 !!! You suck this year and i love it. Typical Cardinals fan living in the past. Live for today as if you did, you would see the glare of our bumper as we pull away from you and win the division !!!!



Since: Aug 26, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2010 8:02 am
 

LaRue says concussion will end his career

Where will The Cardinals be in two weeks....who cares?




Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2010 7:45 am
 

LaRue says concussion will end his career

In case you are wondering thats twice as many as the Reds.  Making tears come to your eyes?



Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2010 7:43 am
 

LaRue says concussion will end his career

I can't read what you reds fans are typing...  The glare off the 10 world series trophys in the trophy case at Bush stadium is blinding me.



Since: Apr 12, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2010 2:21 am
 

LaRue says concussion will end his career

Exactly, Wah, Wah, Wah.  Another Cardinal crybaby.  Blame Cueto.  You forced him into a net behing 50 guys crybaby.  Its a fight, well sort of it is the MLB




Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2010 2:11 am
 

LaRue says concussion will end his career

Haynesworth was suspended for what a year? At least half  season for doing the same thing though the guy haynesworth stomped was wearing a helmet.. Marcus Vick was kicked out of college football for the same thing. I doubt he has had 20 concussions in his sports career, he would have NEVER passed the physical they give players bound to make a lifetime of earnings in a couple seasons. Not to downplay his history, but It does seem like getting your head stomped is a bit worse then protected hits in cars and football gear.



Since: Sep 12, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2010 1:50 am
 

LaRue says concussion will end his career

Please.  He said he's had 20 or so throughout his career and that even riding in cars cause a problem for him.  Clearly he has a pre-existing condition.  I'm not defending Cueto's actions, but to claim Cueto alone is the cause for his career ending is pure bull. 



Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2010 1:40 am
 

LaRue says concussion will end his career

He should sue that pos.  Cueto should be suspended for a year, thats no worse than the Todd Bertuzi incident.


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