If you are like me, you remember that Corey Koskie is a Canadian baseball player that made it to the MLB with Minnesota and had a few pretty good years there. You may even remember that the Blue Jays signed him as a free agent and later traded him to the Brewers. What you may not remember (actually, that was probably just me not remembering) is that Koskie’s MLB career ended abruptly on July 5, 2006 after a concussion on what initially looked like a pretty innocent fielding play.
Koskie recently posted an article on his website linklete.com about the challenges he faced after that concussion and how it ultimately ended his MLB career. At the end of the article he provides some advise to anyone dealing with or helping someone deal with concussion symptoms.
The biggest mistake I made was pushing through the symptoms until I got sick. This might of (sic) played into the length of my recovery. It took me a long time to talk to somebody about what I was going through, I tried to burden the weight of my injury alone. I was embarrassed and ashamed of how I felt inside. I looked ok, most of the time, but I wasn’t.
Koskie’s article is well worth a few minutes of your time. Check it out