Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Thole leaves game possible concussion

Photo by Michael Baron
After a nasty collision at the plate with former Met Ty Wiggington, Josh Thole left tonight's game with what appeared to be a head injury.  The good news was that Thole left on his own, the bad news is that if he has a concussion there's no telling how long it could take to return.

The Mets best option is Rob Johnson if they need a catcher, when Nickeas was sick with the flu and they put a catcher on the taxi squad, Johnson was on the seven day DL.  Johnson has returned and is hitting .288 in Buffalo with a .500 Slg pct. and .804 OPS.  The Mets would have to place someone on waivers to make room for Johnson...

"Pretty much they're looking at all the protocols that are in place for evaluating whether he had a concussion or not," assistant GM John Ricco said. "It's kind of all we know right now. He's alert when I was talking to him, but he's still undergoing evaluation for that. He said that he was a little bit dizzy. I think he was a little bit hot. But I really didn't get into any of the details with the doctor. I let him do his job." source ESPN NY

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