Red Sox backup catcher David Ross suffered two concussions in a span of 33 days earlier this season. Both were the result of foul balls hitting him in the facemask.
The second, June 14 in Baltimore, was so severe that doctors told Ross he should return to his home in Tallahassee, Fla., to recover. The loud noises and bright lights at major league games would make sitting in the dugout detrimental.
On Thursday, Ross was back with his teammates after being cleared by a specialist. The game against the Tampa Bay Rays was rained out and will be played on Monday. But Ross was thrilled to be back in the clubhouse. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.