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Morneau says he's ready to end career if concussion lingers

A mixed message from Justin Morneau this morning at Twins training camp. While he says he's "excited" to be back with the team, he also says he's prepared to end his playing career if concussion symptoms linger, telling reporters "you can only torture yourself for so long."
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A mixed message from Justin Morneau this morning at Twins training camp. While he says he's "excited" to be back with the team, he also says he's prepared to end his playing career if concussion symptoms linger, telling reporters "you can only torture yourself for so long."

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