Thursday, July 19, 2012

David Ortiz Injures Achilles Tendon

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz limped after the game on Monday against the Chicago White Sox, a result of stepping on second base incorrectly during the 8th inning.
His Achilles tendon is injured, but fortunately not ruptured. He will likely be out for a week resting his sore tendon and will not have to be placed on the disabled list. Ortiz was walking around the clubhouse in a walking boot and said that he was in "A lot of pain. Lots of pain. Today was worse than yesterday when it comes down to soreness. But it's not torn, which is good."
Last year Ortiz had right heel bursitis, but said of this recent injury, "This is different. It's the same area, but a bit more soreness initially." When he didn't feel his tendon pop, Ortiz was relieved. "It was the first thing that I thought," he said.
It's been a rollercoaster season for the Red Sox, with people coming on and off the disabled list almost every week. Ortiz injured his foot the same day Crawford returned to the lineup and less than a week after Jacoby Ellsbury came back. "It's crazy. One comes out, another one goes in. It's like a roller coaster. But we'll see. Hopefully it doesn't take too long," said Ortiz.
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