BALTIMORE -- Red Sox outfielder Jeremy Hermida said that he found the results of a CT-scan on his chest on Saturday afternoon to be reassuring following his collision with teammate Adrian Beltre on Friday night. Initially, Hermida felt more discomfort in his left forearm than his chest, but after leaving the park on Friday, the pain in the chest worsened while the forearm improved.
Given that Jacoby Ellsbury suffered a hairline fracture of four ribs in an April collision with Beltre, Hermida wanted to make sure that he was not dealing with anything beyond soreness. The results of the scan were negative, suggesting that Hermida is dealing simply with a deep bruise in his chest, rather than a more significant issue.
"Just knowing it was a similar situation [to Ellsbury], similar thing, similar spot, you just want to rule out anything like that, especially when it comes to bones and those kinds of things. We just wanted to rule it out and eliminate that thought and know in my mind that we can push it. As soon as I can go, I can go," said Hermida. "It's just a deep bruise. The CT scan was fine. That's the most important thing. We'll just get the inflammation and the swelling out of there and go from there."
Hermida suggested that he would seek treatment from the Sox' medical staff, and that he hoped to be available to return to action as soon as Sunday.
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