Following the Red Sox' 6-4 win over the Twins Sunday, David Ortiz said that he may seek alternative treatment for his injured right Achilles tendon.
Ortiz, who was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday, explained the proposed treatment is a kind of anesthesia. The treatment would not be, however, any kind of shot, according to the designated hitter.
"I'm thinking about it. Not cortisone. I have to talk to the doctors," said Ortiz, who hasn't played since July 16. "I have to get more information. The doctors have given me some ideas because I'm still very sore. I have to talk to them to see what's up."
Ortiz admitted there is some concern that the injury hasn't gotten significantly better.
"Of course," he said when asked if there is some anxiety regarding how slow the recovery has been. "I haven't played in the past 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 think the next day is going to be even better and the next day it continues to be sore. We'll see. After I workout and do things I get really sore, too."
Ortiz explained the treatment he is contemplating would help with the inflammation around the Achilles tendon.
"It's something to think about," he said. "I'm going to get some information about that."
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