Morneau making progress but no games yet

By: Kelly Thesier/

BRADENTON, Fla. — Justin Morneau visited the doctor in Pittsburgh on Tuesday for what was a previously scheduled appointment but he still has yet to be cleared in games.

Morneau made it clear that he continues to make progress in his recovery from the concussion that he suffered on July 7 last year, but there is still no timetable for his return, he said.

“Everything’s still going good,” said Morneau. “It wasn’t like we’re going to run up [to the
doctor] if something happened. It was something already planned. It’s
been planned for a while.

“We’re going to continue what we’re doing, and when you see me in the
lineup, that’s when I’m cleared for games.  There’s no timetable,
there’s nothing. Test results — everything’s still improving. It’s not
all the way there yet, but it’s a lot closer than it was.”

Morneau said he’ll continue with the same workouts, which has included taking batting practice, facing live pitching and doing fielding drills like he has all spring.

“Pretty much everything except no game action,” Morneau said. “No activity
where I could be in danger, where there’s still a risk of injury.”

I’ll have more on Morneau later but here was the quick update for now.

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