Josh Beckett Has 'Mild Concussion Symptoms' After Taking Ball To Head In BP

FORT MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Pitcher Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Minnesota Twins during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at Hammond Stadium on February 27, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Josh Beckett has exhibited symptoms of a mild concussion after being struck in the side of the head by a line drive in batting practice. The team has sent Beckett home to rest, but expect him to be OK to make his Grapefruit League start on schedule. Amalie Benjamin appears to have had the news first.

For those flashing back to 2010 with its myriad bizarre injuries, you're not alone. But if Beckett doesn't miss any time from this, then hopefully we'll all have forgotten about this come April. That seems entirely possible, too. The ball apparently wasn't exactly a rocket, and Beckett was not pitching, but in left field shagging flies when he was struck. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker