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Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

Posted on: September 24, 2010 2:15 pm
 
Justin Morneau Justin Morneau is unlikely to return to the Twins in time for the regular season, and the postseason is doubtful as well.

"I don't see how it can possibly happen for him," manager Ron Gardenhire told Phil Mackey of ESPN 1500 . Morneau suffered a concussion earlier this season, last playing July 7 of a season shaping up to be MVP-caliber.

In 348 plate appearances, Morneau had 18 home runs and a .345/.437/.618 line anchoring the middle of the Twins' order.

Gardenhire did say Morneau has been improving as of late, but time is simply running out.

The Twins have moved forward by slotting Michael Cuddyer in first base, shifting from right field. Jason Kubel and Delmon Young have seen increased playing time in the outfield as well while Jim Thome adds to his Hall of Fame career by receiving the bulk of starts at designated hitter.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

I am a MN fan.  I just don't appreciate players who hinder our teams' progress.  I don't appreciate Sidney Rice not getting surgery until right before the season started when he coulda got it months before and he would've been good to go for the season, I don't appreciate Morneau sucking every september and milking his injury...And I don't have to explain my alleigances to any of you!  I am a MN fan.  Period.  I want our teams to win championships and I am sick of having my heart ripped out repeatedly.  I'm sick of other fans who have it good (like yankee fans) coming on here and bashing us.  I don't have to explain to anyone that I'm a MN fan to my core.



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2010 5:54 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

Yes I realize the irony because I'm "assuming" he's milking his injury.  But it's a lot more likely than that he's still actually hurt.  And don't come at me with that "recent studies show..." crap.  Studies can be twisted any way anyone wants them to be.  Half of everything you ever hear is a lie.



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2010 5:51 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

I am a MN fan.  I just want our players to play.  I hate chicago.  But I admire Konerko for what he did.  Konerko has also overall been a more productive player.  Just because I respect Konerko doesn't mean I'm "against MN."  But I suppose you only have a one track mind and can only think of things in one way.  I think Morneau is milking his injury.  So you insult me.  All of you insult me because I think that, telling me I'm not a MN fan?  Stupid.  And how do you know he'd play if he could?  Do you know him?  I don't think so.  Don't assume.  It was a weak hit.  He should have been back a month ago.  That's what I think.  Don't say I'm not a fan of MN just because I feel that way.  Idiot. 



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2010 5:40 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

 aaron hill missed nearly an entire season with a concussion. you realize morneau has had concussion issues since he was an early teen playing hockey right? and the more concussions you take, the longer it takes to deal with them



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2010 5:38 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

How he got hit (contact wise) makes people think he is a pansy.  Yes it did not appear like he got hit hard at all and "should" be back and not missing as much time as he has for the Twins.  But as another poster stated on here concussions are messed up things and things that can rear there ugly head when you least expect it, regardless on how hard you were hit.  If he was able to be playing he would be playing, end of story on that one.

Concussions range in significance from minor to major, but they all share one common factor — they temporarily interfere with the way your brain works. They can affect memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance and coordination.

Usually caused by a blow to the head, concussions don't always involve a loss of consciousness. In fact, most people who have concussions never black out. Some people have had concussions and not even realized it.

Mayo Clinic




Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2010 5:36 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

It started off with his tour of the feather factory, and a few feathers got loose and knocked him out.  Later that day, he was at the cotton ball factory and there was an explosion and a couple of cotton balls hit him on the head.....oh wait, he's a pansy.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2010 5:28 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

This has got to be the concussion to end all concussions. It's not like he's a middle linebacker; he plays first base. And while I understand that we have learned a lot about concussions in the last few years, those studies usually involve NFL or NHL players. Baseball isn't a contact sport.




Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2010 5:10 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

JD Drew, now there is a PANSY.  He sits out every other game with hangnails, acne, and micropenis
Now that was funny.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2010 5:04 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

he should just wear a football helmet.



Since: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2010 4:49 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

You are right, NFL players never have problems with concussions.  It isn't like Steve Young and Troy Aikman both were forced to retire early because of concussions.  Oh, wait a minute.  It isn't like people have been known to slip into comas because of concussions.  It isn't like it can royally screw up your life.  Oh, wait a minute, it does all of those things.  Concussions should be taken seriously, bottom line.


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