Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/17/12

As usual, Mets manager Terry Collins didn't hold back in expressing his feelings passionately, especially when the topic was concern for one of his players.

This time, Collins was talking about Jason Bay, whose latest setback as a New York Met was one especially worthy of concern, as he was put on the seven-day disabled list for concussions Saturday, a day after crashing headfirst into the left-field wall.

Collins acknowledged "anything's possible," when asked whether Bay could be out for the season and added he was "really worried" about his left fielder.

Bay was told to stay home this weekend, and will likely see a doctor Monday, Collins said before Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

Adding to the concern was the steadily increasing information available on the dangers of head injuries and the fact Bay missed two months in 2010 due to a concussion.

Bay's time in New York has included one disappointment after another, from injuries to subpar performances, and the reality is the Mets might not quite lose much on the field with Bay out of the lineup.

But Bay is widely respected on and off the field, and it was poor form by the scattered Mets' fans who booed him as he left the field Friday night, walking off looking dazed and wobbly after attempting to make a catch in the left-field corner.

Collins has been around the game for a long time and acknowledged concussions were not talked about or monitored as much when he started, but wisely recognized the importance of such conversations and concern now.

"I'm on board with it," Collins said of the increased attention by medical personnel. "I certainly support what they do and how they go about it."

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