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Nasty Collision Shows Baseball Needs To Change Its Concussion Rules Immediately

Alexi Casilla, who replaced Machado in the lineup, was leaping for a pop-up in shallow right field when his head collided with the Nick Markakis’ knee.

Casilla appeared to be momentarily knocked unconscious by the collision, was clearly dazed and had trouble standing up. Rather than remove Casilla from the game to evaluate him for a concussion, Casilla remained in the game for an inning before being pulled.

This is exactly the type of “shake it off” attitude that led to thousands of ex-players suing the NFL.

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