David Ortiz Injury Update: Slugger May Need An Injection

The Boston Red Sox season seems to be slipping away faster than sand through an open hand.

Part of the reason is the lost of their lone All-Star David Ortiz, who has been sidelined since July 16 with a strained right Achilles tendon. Ortiz was eligible to come off of the disabled list on Aug 1, but hasn't been able to get on the field due to continued soreness.

On Sunday, Big Papi expressed his frustration, according to ESPN.com.

"I might get injected tomorrow," he said. "I'm thinking about it. Not cortisone or anything like that, I don't know. I have to talk to the doctor. I've got to get more information. I've got to talk to the doctor because I'm still very sore."

Ortiz doesn't think the problem will become more an issue. However, he's concerned about the slow recovery sped thus far.

"Am I worried? Of course. I haven't played in the last three weeks and I still have pain. I'm not worried about getting worse, because I know I'm getting better, but the pain won't go away. I don't know if that's part of the healing process, I don't know. Some days I feel better, and I think the next day is going to be even better, but the next day I come back and continue to be sore. After I work out and do things, I get very sore, too."

Once Ortiz starts to feel better, he'll go through a few workouts and then finally be in the lineup once again.

For more on the Red Sox, please be sure to check out our blog Over The Monster and SB Nation Boston for all the latest news and updates.

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