At first, he seemed O.K.
Via the Daily News yesterday -
Francisco Cervelli has experienced his share of concussions and numerous other occupational injuries. But the Yankees’ backup catcher completed Thursday’s 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Orioles despite absorbing a hard, shoulder-to-head blow from Nick Markakis on an out at the plate in the seventh.
“A little dizzy, but it’s OK. I’ve been hit before,” said Cervelli, who said he didn’t undergo any concussion testing after the game. “I’m ready to play tomorrow, and that’s it. Catchers gotta be tough.”
Cervelli has suffered at least three known concussions in his career, and he’s occasionally donned an oversized “Great Gazoo” batting helmet because of them. That look also was briefly adopted and ditched by Mets star David Wright when he returned after being hit in the head by a pitch in 2009.
“For Cervy to hang in there, he got hit pretty hard, and we’ll see how he is (Friday),” Joe Girardi said.
But, now, via Bryan Hoch today -
Rob Thomson just posted a new lineup minus Francisco Cervelli. Joe Girardi said Cervelli’s concussion symptoms are back and he’s being sent for an impact test.
Updates to follow, Russell Martin is catching.
Yikes. Just the other day, I was reading about Drew Cumberland. This is very serious stuff. I hope that Cervelli is going to be O.K.