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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: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2010 4:33 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

As a fan of baseball...this saddens me...As a fan of the Tampa Bay Rays...this excites me!!!




Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

..people get injured f-in deal with it  and why dont you tell us how you really feel..some minnesota fan you are.. Go root for chicago then



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2010 4:08 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

It bust be a serious concussion. Morneau is tough as nails. I wonder if he endured some concussions while playing junior hockey in Canada. He'll be crushed if he can't play. Canadians are gamers and as tough as they come, if he can't play, it must be REALLY bad.



Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2010 4:05 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

Its amazing how scary this team would be with Morneau in the lineup.  what a shame.  I'm no doctor, but it doesn't make sense that football players can come back from a concussion after 2-3 weeks but baseball players like Morneau and Jason Bay miss half a year.  Baffling



Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2010 4:03 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

Larson, I used to think you were a decent poster, but the things you are saying on here are embarrassing.   Morneau has been one of the most valuable players on our team for many years now.  If he could be out there playing he would be.  When he is healthy I know Gardy has a hard time getting him out of the lineup.

This is not his first concussion.  If you have been paying attention to anything lately besides yourself, you know that what we are finding out about the after affects of concussions is frightening.  Even athletes that have not even been diagnosed with concussions and have died prematurely, have shown signs of early brain problems.

Morneau and his wife just had a child.  I hope that he is able to spend many years with his family as it grows and does not have problems with brain diseases because of all the head trauma he has suffered.  If he never has another major league at bat it will be sad for his fans, but if it means he will have a long healthy life then that is the most important thing.  Sports should always take a back seat to that.  Morneau has been my favorite Twin for the last 5 years, but if his health does not allow him to return to the field, I will be happy with the memories of his playing and wish him the best for the rest of his life. 



Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2010 4:03 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

How scary would this team be if Morneau was in it?  what a shame.  I'm no doctor, but it doesn't make sense that football players come back after two weeks from a concussion when baseball players like Morneau and Jason Bay miss half a year.  Baffling




Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2010 4:02 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

Oh shut up.  I am a twins fan.  I'm just sick of players always getting injured.  How dare you say I'm not a twins fan.  He's milking his injury and he always sucks in september.  that's just a fact.  we would be better off without him.  explain how paul konerko gets drilled in the face, and still stays in the game.  I'd rather have him.  he's a gamer.  shut up. 



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2010 3:54 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

Rest up Justin, we will need you next year.




Since: Apr 30, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2010 3:45 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

larson813, you need a helmet! You have no idea what the problem is so why are you talking like you do? Yes he has struggled in September of 2008, last year he struggled because he was trying to play through an injury. Everyone reacts differently to concussions. A concussion is bleeding in the brain. The hit he took did not appear that violent at all, but that is partly why head injuries are so confusing. One hit of any magnitude could be the final one. He's taken heaters to his head plus add years of hockey to the mix, its pretty ridiculous to call him a "PANSY" when you are as ignorant on the situation as you appear to be. Morneau won an MVP four seasons ago and was having an MVP-type season this year, so to say that "we" are better off without him makes you sound quite a bit less than intelligent. Morneau may never be the same again and it is very unfortunate. As a Twins fan, please don't associate yourself as one by saying "we," because we, Twins fans actually care about our team and the players that it consists of. Get better soon Morneau.



Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2010 3:31 pm
 

Morneau unlikely to play again in 2010

pansy?
have we learned anything from concussions recently??
Marc Savard suffered one last year and there is talk he may sit out the entire upcoming NHL season!
Kevin Boss sat out last week's Giants game vs. the Colts

The NFL now requires all teams to display this poster in locker-room areas:
Traumatic brain injury "may lead to problems with memory and communication, personality changes, as well as depression and the early onset of dementia," the document reads. "Concussions and conditions resulting from repeated brain injury can change your life and your family's life forever."

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



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