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Atlanta Braves’ Tommy Hanson in Car Accident, May Have Concussion

February 21st, 2012 at 12:04 AM
By Jonathan McCullough

Atlanta Braves' pitcher Tommy Hanson was in a one-car accident on Monday morning around 7 a.m., and he may have a concussion as a result.

Hanson blew a tire while rounding a curve and drove off the road. After having his car towed, he made it to camp in time for a 9:30 a.m. team meeting. He did not work out during the practice for pitchers and catchers, however, as he was not feeling well after bumping his head in the accident. The Braves training staff checked Hanson's injuries, and he was sent to a doctor for concussion testing. 

“He ran off the road,” Wren said. “We don’t know a lot of details other than that. And he banged his head in the process. We’re just being cautious with him, making sure and getting him checked. He’s going to see a doctor just to double check, like we always do. There were no physical signs, other than he just doesn’t feel great.”

If Hanson has a concussion, he may miss several days. If not, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that Hanson may be able to practice on Tuesday.

“I think everybody’s kind of cautious – and they should be – with the concussion stuff,” Gonzalez said. “I think we’re being a little proactive, we want to make sure.”

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