Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit
By STEVE KORNACKI  |  Last updated 8/27/13
By STEVE KORNACKI FOXSPORTSDETROIT.COM DETROIT Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila returned from the seven-day concussion disabled list on Tuesday, and was back in starting lineup against the Oakland As. Hed been through plenty in the last three weeks, having had his left ear bleed after taking a foul ball off his catchers mask and experiencing headaches and nausea before a concussion was diagnosed. The whole process was scary, Avila said. It was a little bit of a nightmare. Catchers take more of a beating than any player on the field. Bumps, bruises and injuries can take a toll. But Avila, as Tigers manager Jim Leyland has often noted, seems to feel the brunt of the position far more than others. Avila was asked about the fear of long-range problems that could develop as a result of concussions. That has been on my mind, he said. But its good to know there are people who care about me as far as making sure Im healthy. One step in that direction is the new mask he will wear soon...
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