Last season, David Ortiz (lovingly known as Big Papi here in Boston) suffered a right achilles tendon injury, causing him to basically sit out most of the end of the season.
Let me just say this- ouch. I mean, I hate when I cut my achilles when I’m shaving my legs. I can only imagine tearing the tendon, let alone trying to run or even STAND on it afterwards. Ugh.
Being a hardcore Red Sox fan, I’ve been worrying about what to do with David Ortiz. I mean, I can’t stand the thought of him in any other jersey and I don’t know that I’m emotionally ready for him to retire, but can we count on him for the 2013 season?
Newly signed skipper John Farrell has stated that these few days coming up will be key in deciding where David Ortiz stands for this season. On Saturday, March 2nd, he said that if all things go according to plan, we may see Big Papi in some game action.
On Sunday, he took some grounders at first, but took the day off from base running drills due to a sore foot. Well that’s just great. Not that I want to force him to play and possibly get more injured, but really? Similar to Middlebrooks’ sore wrist- is this going to be something we’re going to have to worry about all season?
Are we going to see David Ortiz on Opening Day? I hope so.