After concussion symptoms began to set in for Clint Frazier on Sunday, the 23-year-old is glad to report some progress on Wednesday afternoon-- with a little help from Russell Wilson.
Frazier suffered the injury after making a catch at the wall on Saturday, but felt fine until Sunday. On Wednesday morning, he was frustrated that his head was still throbbing but by the afternoon he provided a positive update.
"I have a slight one [headache] right now, but this morning it was like a migraine," Frazier said, via Erik Boland of Newsday. "This morning it just felt like someone pressing their fingers on top of my head all morning."
Perhaps a tip from Wilson helped?
"Russell told me to drink a ton of water, that's what they do in the NFL," Frazier said. "I feel alive right now. Maybe I was lacking water, I don't know."
Frazier understands he may have alarmed fans earlier in the day when he said "I can't even sit in my living room without feeling like [expletive]," but admitted it was because the whole experience is new and scary to him. But he's looking forward to getting back on the field once he cautiously awaits symptoms to subside.
"I sounded a little worried this morning but [today] was a step in a positive direction," he said. "I've never had this before. It's scary, man. I feel a lot better, but I have to get rid of all the symptoms before I go back out there."
Frazier, who was the first-round draft pick by the Indians back in 2013, hit .231 with four homers and 17 RBI in the big leagues last season and is trying to earn a roster spot out on Opening Day amid a crowded Yankees outfield.