David Ortiz underwent ultrasound treatment for his injured Achilles tendon Monday, forcing the designated hitter to wear a walking boot for next 7-10 days. The procedure, which was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, was strictly precautionary and done in an attempt for Ortiz to have a seamless transition into the offseason.
"I did it just to make sure," Ortiz said. "I talked to so many people that had it done, so I wanted to be sure. They said they were sore after doing it, but I wasn't sore at all."
Ortiz said the procedure will prevent him from running for the next 4-6 weeks, but figures to allow the 36-year-old to have no issues when it's time for his offseason workouts to begin.
"The doctor said I could play right now," he said. "I did it just to make sure everything was ready to go."
Ortiz will be eligible for free agency five days following the completion of the World Series. He is coming off a season in which he played in just one game since injuring his Achilles on July 16. The DH finished the 2012 campaign with a .318 batting average and 1.026 OPS, to go along with 23 home runs, over 90 games.
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