d'Arnaud concussion nothing to take lightly

May, 16, 2014
May 16
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WASHINGTON -- Travis d’Arnaud’s concussion, which landed the catcher on a special seven-day disabled list, turned out to be nothing to take lightly.

Terry Collins said the Subway Series noise at Citi Field was too much for d’Arnaud to take on the bench on Wednesday night, a day after he was struck in the top of the head with a backswing from Alfonso Soriano.

“The noise was so much he had to go inside,” Collins said. “I told him to rest up this weekend, to take it easy. That is one of the things you have to do with this concussion thing is actually just lay down and rest. Hopefully when we get back on Tuesday he’ll feel better.”

D’Arnaud was not on the bench Thursday.

He is eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday, but could stay on longer if symptoms persist.

Anthony Recker is starting Friday night’s series opener against the Washington Nationals. Collins said Recker also will face let-hander Gio Gonzalez on Saturday. Juan Centeno is scripted to catch Zack Wheeler on Sunday, when the Mets face right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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