Found June 29, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Alex Cobb
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays' starting pitcher Alex Cobb is progressing quicker than expected after playing catch with head athletic trainer Ron Poterfield on Friday. According to an article on the Rays' website, Joe Maddon called Cobb's progression "outstanding." The biggest thing for Cobb is he realizes that "the pain that's already happened, happened." With that mentality, he can now begin to progress his way back to the mound. The 25-year-old right-hander still felt a slight headache, but was feeling fine. Cobb playing catch this soon after being hit in the head by an Eric Hosmer line-drive on June 15th is truly remarkable. Considering he sustained the injury a short two weeks ago, and given how long it took then Athletics' pitcher Brandon McCarthy to return from the same injury last season, Cobb may possibly be on track to make a start sometime this season even though his return date is listed as to be determined. If he can make a return in 2013, it'll be a huge accomplishment. Cobb has also come out to say that he favors Major League pitchers wearing head gear while on the mound (a topic that has been brought up a lot lately given the amount of pitchers sustaining head injuries). Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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