Morneau still feeling concussion side effects

The Minnesota Twins are playing it safe with their slugging first baseman, Justin Morneau, who hasn’t played since suffering a serious concussion in Toronto last July, against the Blue Jays.
Morneau, who was hitting .345 with 18 homeruns and 56 RBI’s at the time of injury, gave Minnesota fans and management hope on Monday when he declaired that he is now feeling a lot better, but did admit that he is still not one hundred percent.
“We’ve done everything, I think, possible to try and take care of this thing and be ready,” Morneau said. “But whenever it’s ready …it’s ready.”
Morneau, who is a gold glove first baseman, stressed along with Twins GM, Bill Smith, that the goal is for Morneau to be ready by April 1, which is Opening Day.
“Wouldn’t say it’s 100 percent yet, but I think it’s as close as I can get,” Morneau, who still gets foggy after workouts, said. “It’s just trying to get over that final hump.”
When the Exhibition Season begins Morneau will be sitting out the first four or five games as a precaution.
“However long it takes, it is what it is,” Morneau who will be wearing a batting helmet at the plate and on the field said. “As much as we’d like to be ready to play [games] today, it’s got its own timeline. It hasn’t ever been up to me.”

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