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Braves' Hanson suffered 'mild' concussion

Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:45 am
Tommy HansonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Doctors diagnosed Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson with a Grade 1 concussion -- the lowest grade -- after a Monday morning car accident, according to Mark Bowman of The concussion will keep Hanson out a few more days.

He will be re-evaluated after resting for 48 hours and if he no longer feels dizzy or shows any other concussion symptoms then, he will be allowed to start working out, but he'll still gradually move toward a full workout. The 25-year-old could be back to full workouts by this weekend or early of next week, according to the team.

"If everything progresses like we think it will, he'll be fine," Gonzalez told reporters (including Bowman). "The thing [trainers] do not want to do is bring him back too early and then he gets dizzy because of the concussion. It's just a natural progression."

Hanson blew a tire and went off the road while driving to the Braves' spring training complex on Monday morning.

As our own Jon Heyman noted on Twitter, the only "mild" concussion is one suffered by someone else. As we've come to see in baseball recently with the likes of Justin Morneau, concussions are nothing to take lightly.

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Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:46 pm

Braves' Hanson suffered 'mild' concussion

get well soon tommy !!!!
as far as uggla, what an idiot, he did not need to hit the ball any further, just more often!!!! I htink an extra three hours a day in the batting cage would have better then the gym!

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 1:47 pm

Braves' Hanson suffered 'mild' concussion

Mr. Palm Beach, I live in PBG myself.  Good to have Braves fans in SoFla.

Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 1:29 pm

Braves' Hanson suffered 'mild' concussion

Dan shouldn't be adding any weight whether it be muscle or not. Get well Hason!

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:38 am

Braves' Hanson suffered 'mild' concussion

Get well soon Big Red.  It's being reported that Dan Uggla ADDED 20 lbs this offseason due to a heavier lifting program.  His already huge biceps are even bigger.  I hope it doesn't hamper his swing.

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