Why does it seem like it is always the little guys who are taking shots to the head that result in a concussion or “concussion-like symptoms?” First it was Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos over on the NFL side of things, now it is Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox.
Pedroia took an elbow to the head while trying to apply a tag on Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. It was all incidental, but it was quite the shot and the second baseman was removed from the game.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia experienced symptoms consistent with a concussion after coming out of Saturday night’s 7-0 loss to the Rays and will likely be sidelined for at least a week…
“He’s got some symptoms that are consistent with a concussion,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell. “He’s improved as the game has gone on, as the night has gone on here. Not as dizzy as he was when he first came off. But we’ll take every precaution necessary with Dustin.”
The Red Sox will have the option of utilizing the seven-day concussion disabled list if appropriate. If they have already deemed Pedroia to be out for a week, he might end up on the 15-day DL and it becomes likely that the team will consider shutting him down for the remainder of the season.
Pedroia is batting .280/.340/.379 with seven home runs and 51 RBI this season.