David Ross got his bell rung again recently in Baltimore. It looked like a carbon copy of the two mask-rattling shots he took nearly a month ago that landed him on the DL in the first place. The ball skipped off the bat and hit him line drive style squarely on the mask. I thought when it happened that he looked like he had shaken his head in an unsuccessful attempt to clear the cobwebs.
Anyone who follows sports knows that this is a problem, not only for the Red Sox but more importantly for David Ross and his long-term health. Once an athlete is concussed, it become ever more easy to suffer concussion. The symptoms manifest more easily and stay long with each blow.
Ask Justin Morneau who had to take naps before games for nearly two years while recovering from his concussion. Ask Jim Edmonds who couldn’t drive more than two hours for over two and half years after his concussion. This is serious stuff kids.
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Ross’ place on the roster. It’s a seven DL sting but personally I’d keep him out of action for a couple of weeks so that he has more time to rest and undergo more evaluations.