Things have been slowly progressing in the right direction for Brock Holt as he attempts to move past a concussion he suffered on May 9th. He began a rehab stint at Pawtucket this week and went 3-6 with 2 extra base hits and a walk while playing in back-to-back games. While there is improvement, Holt admitted before Wednesday’s game that he is still feeling symptoms from the concussion.
It is a good sign that Brockstar can play through these symptoms (and contribute), but the fact the symptoms are still there is concerning. By this point in his recovery, 6 weeks after the concussion occurred, one would hope for very few or no symptoms and a return to all activity. Here in lies the scary truth of concussions: every person and every case is different.
For Boston sports fans, we have seen some major concussions; none worse than Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins which ended his career and severely impacted his life forever. While Holt’s concussion recovery has appeared to be much better than Savard’s, I hope for his own sake the symptoms fully go away and he is feeling back to normal very soon.