Morneau on concussion quotes: 'I gave an honest answer'

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau tells reporters that it doesn't take "a rocket scientist" to figure out if his concussion symptoms continue, he probably won't be able to play again.
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Twins first baseman Justin Morneau tells reporters that it doesn't take "a rocket scientist" to figure out if his concussion symptoms continue, he probably won't be able to play again.

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