Found March 18, 2013 on NESN.com:
Still experiencing symptoms 10 days after suffering a concussion, Stephen Drew is expected to seek an expert’s opinion this week. Drew, who has not played since being hit in the head with a pitch on March 7, will travel to Pittsburgh to be examined by Dr. Michael Collins if his condition does not improve significantly by Tuesday, MLB.com’s Evan Drellich reports. Collins has previously worked with major leaguers Brandon McCarthy and Brian Roberts, who suffered season-ending concussions in 2011 and 2012, respectively. “Reports this morning [were that he had] similar symptoms, and if nothing is improved or if there’s no improvement by the end of day tomorrow, we’re going to have him go see Dr. Collins in Pittsburgh,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday. The shortstop’s concussion symptoms have reportedly lessened since the time of his injury but have yet to complete subside. “He feels it even when he’s not in that exertion mode,” Farrell said. “He still feels some of the symptoms fro
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