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Rays righthander Alex Cobb said Monday he feels very fortunate and lucky he's "okay" and there's no doubt in his mind he will return to the mound. As for when no one is sure, but Cobb said any statement he wouldn't be back this season "couldn't be further from the truth."

Cobb, addressing the media for the first time since getting hit in the head with a line drive June 15, is still experiencing symptoms stemming from the mild concussion he suffered. Cobb said he dealt with headaches, nausea and vertigo but today has been best day by far and received encouraging news from doctors that he should see "dramatic" improvements in the coming weeks.

Cobb said after he got hit by Eric Hosmer line drive, he wanted to walk off on his own power but then felt some dizziness and is glad he didn't. He admitted he felt a little scared in the ambulance, and had some "nightmares" about it happening again but is confident it won't impact him on the mound.

Cobb said he hasn't been able to do much the past few weeks, other than take walks with his dog and watch TV. He's went to the mall once and out to dinner. But he's been thankful to the outpouring of support from teammates and fans and couldn't wait to see them today at Trop.


Alex Cobb grabs his head after being hit by Eric Hosmer's line drive.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

Alex Cobb grabs his head after being hit by Eric Hosmer's line drive.

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