After visiting with specialist, Belt's season could be over

After visiting with specialist, Belt's season could be over
August 20, 2014, 3:45 pm
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He needs more rest right now. It’s going to take a little time and it’s not worth the risk to try to rush this.
Bruce Bochy on Brandon Belt

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CHICAGO – The Giants haven’t received a complete report following Brandon Belt’s examination in Pitsburgh, but they know it will be a minimum of two to three weeks before he is cleared to resume any physical activity. 

And looking at the calendar, it’s possible that both Belt and catcher Hector Sanchez could be out for the remainder of the season.

“He’s going to need some time, I do know that,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said on Wednesday.

Belt saw concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Tuesday in the hopes of gaining more clarity on his recurring concussion symptoms stemming from when he got hit in the face by a thrown ball July 19 at Miami.

“He needs more rest right now,” Bochy said. “It’s going to take a little time and it’s not worth the risk to try to rush this.”

Going on Bochy’s time frame, the minor league seasons would end before Belt is cleared to resume any baseball activities. So he couldn’t take a minor league rehab assignment even if his symptoms were to go away and he’s cleared to participate.

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