Ortiz Injures Heel, MRI On Tuesday

July 17, 2012 12:00 AM
Ortiz Injures Heel, MRI On Tuesday
" BOSTON (CBS) – Just as the Red Sox lineup was getting injured star players back, another one may be down for a bit.

David Ortiz suffered a right Achilles injury in Monday night’s 5-1 win over the White Sox while rounding second base on an eighth-inning home run by Adrian Gonzalez, and will likely be sidelined over the next few days.

Ortiz will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. He sounded confident in the Red Sox locker room Monday night that he won’t be missing much time.

“I think I’ll be all right,” he said after the game. “I got sore but I didn’t hear a pop.”

“I iced it, so it wasn’t as bad as it was,” said Ortiz.

Playing without star players is nothing new for Boston this year. They just recently got Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford back in the lineup, and manager Bobby Valentine said they should be able to survive without Ortiz for a short period of time "

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