MLBer Forgot If He Gave Himself a Concussion

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts missed the final six games of the season with concussion-like symptoms.

Brian Roberts gave himself a concussion. He thinks.

Roberts, who is scheduled to have a CAT scan today, told Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com that he was mystified when he began suffering headaches and loss of balance.

“I don’t know 100 percent sure [what caused the headaches], but it was Monday night. In frustration, I whacked myself on the head with my bat in the ninth. I had my helmet on.

“It’s something I’ve done a million times, but I still can’t tell you for sure if that was it. But that’s the only thing that I can point to because that night and the next morning, I just didn’t feel good.

“It’s been one for the memory banks, but not for the best memory bank I guess.”

Last line sounds like the Orioles’ 2010 season.

Roberts, who previously missed nearly 100 games with a back injury, said he “didn’t anticipate this issue hampering his readiness for next spring.

Why the rush?

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