After suffering a concussion in an automobile accident just before the start of San Diego Padres’ Spring Training, the young shortstop is still dealing with symptoms.
According to a report from Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Padres minor-league shortstop Allen Cordoba is still feeling the effects of the concussion he suffered on February 7th in his native country of Panama.
He was a Rule 5 draft pick before last season, selected out of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. After spending all of last season with the Friars, as per Rule 5 Draft guidelines, Cordoba was all but guaranteed to spend this season, and likely a little longer, in the Padres’ farm system.
While the 22-year-old is still technically on the team’s active 40-man roster, as per manager Andy Green‘s comments to Acee, it doesn’t seem that Cordoba will be returning to action anytime soon.
Padres have no timetable for Cordoba’s return
These are Green’s comments from Acee’s SDUT article from earlier this week, regarding Allen Cordoba’s timetable:
"“He’s not getting better at all,” Padres manager Andy Green said Tuesday afternoon. “He’s had a really rough go. I don’t have any idea how long that’s going to take. … There’s a lot of symptoms he’s still going through. They cleared him to walk outside last week, and it did not go well. He’s kind of back to square one, and square one is minimal activity. This does not look like it’s resolving anytime soon.”"
Apparently, Cordoba is still experiencing sensitivity to daylight. This, unfortunately, is par for the course with concussions. Each and every person who has had a concussion reacts and recovers differently.
While the process may take some individuals a couple of weeks, for others it could take months, if not more.
Obviously, the Padres want Cordoba fully healed and ready to get back to work before stepping foot on the field. Luckily, Allen Cordoba is still young enough that, as long as he’s physically able to, he can come back from this.