June 5, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb (53) pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Alex Cobb Has Fluid Buildup In Ear

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, who suffered terrifying injury when Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a comeback line drive directly to his head, has fluid buildup in his ear – this according to Rays manager Joe Maddon.

Thankfully though, the concern over the fluid is minor – assuming fluid from an injury could ever be considered “minor”.

Per the Tampa Bay Times:

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday that Alex Cobb (concussion) has some “fluid buildup” in his ear.

Cobb was diagnosed with a mild concussion after taking the hit off of the right side of his head and while he’d like to return to the mound at some point this season, it’s probably an unlikely scenario.

Asked if Cobb would return this season, Maddon said, “I don’t know that. I don’t want to say one way or the other. We haven’t even discussed that. I think it’s important that he just gets to the next day and see how he feels and just stay together with the medical people. I would never create conjecture on that one way or the other. I really don’t know.”

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