Ortiz will have a PRP (plasma-rich platelet) injection this week, which he and team doctors are hoping will help his ailing right Achilles heal enough for the Boston DH to play in the season’s final weeks.
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“I live for this, and there’s not one thing I would like to do more than to be out there for our fans and this organization,” Ortiz said Monday morning from the Red Sox dugout. “I’d like to be out there playing for this ball club, my teammates. Those are things that you’ve definitely got to be healthy to do. The good thing that we talked about today, we’re going to try this one PRP injection, see how it goes in the next couple of weeks. If I’m good, I can just go back and play.”
Ortiz will undergo shock wave treatment after the season, but has held off that form of treatment because it takes 4-5 weeks of inactivity to recover from "
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