Morneau back with Twins to watch finale

Morneau back with Twins to watch finale

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins first baseman Justin Morneau was back at Target Field for the season finale on Wednesday, and said the surgeries on his left knee and right foot on Sept. 19 went well.

Morneau, who was officially shut down for the season on Sept. 18, played his final game on Aug. 18 when he re-aggravated his concussion symptoms while diving for a ground ball.

"It's cleaned up," Morneau said of the surgeries that removed a cyst from a his left knee and a spur from his right foot. "I'm feeling better already."

Morneau said he's confident that he'll be healthy heading into next year, and he plans on utilizing the offseason to try to shake symptoms dating back to his concussion on July 7 of last year.

"I'm not back to normal yet, but from a year ago to where I am today it's not even close," Morneau said. "Hopefully, I'll get some good rest this offseason and I can get back on the program and be strong going into the offseason."