By Dan Connolly
4:00 PM EDT, April 12, 2014
Orioles left fielder David Lough said he may not be completely over the concussion symptoms that have bothered him intermittently since spring training, but he believes he won’t have any problems playing the way he wants to in the majors.
“It’s not just going to go away in one day. It might take some time,” said Lough, who missed a week in spring training and a few more days this week. “But I feel good enough where I can go out and perform at a level that I know I can compete at and I think that’s all that matters.”
Lough first began experiencing dizziness and floaters in his eyes in spring training after attempting an inside-the-park homer. He passed all the tests and began with the team – but was unavailable Tuesday because of a reoccurrence of the symptoms.
He was sent for tests again Wednesday, things checked out and he was a defensive replacement that night against the Yankee Stadium. And now he is back in the starting lineup today against Toronto.
“It’s just one of those things where once the symptoms come back you have to treat them. It’s my health. And that’s No. 1,” Lough said. “So I have to take care of it and I did. And now I’m back in the lineup.”
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