LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson rode a stationary bike for about 10 minutes Friday, his first physical activity since suffering a Grade 1 concussion in a one-car accident Monday.
Hanson, who was headache-free Thursday for the first time since the accident, might take the ImPACT concussion exam again this weekend to see if results match his baseline test three years ago. When they do, he could be cleared for baseball activities.
Hanson took the exam on Thursday for the first time since the accident.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Hanson might be ready to suit up and do light throwing on the field Monday, if he keeps progressing. The manager doesn’t think Hanson will be much behind other Braves pitchers if he only misses a week this early in camp.
Sunday will mark a full week of workouts missed by the right-hander. Braves pitchers and catchers began workouts Monday, and the first full-squad workout is Saturday.
Entering spring training, Jair Jurrjens and Tommy Hanson were the leading candidates to start on Opening Day because Tim Hudson is recovering from back surgery and expected to miss most or all of April.