David Ross on foot injury: 'I put my orthotics on the wrong way'

Rob Bradford
March 04, 2014 - 8:25 am

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Blame the shoes. Prior to the Red Sox' game with the Rays Tuesday at JetBlue Park, David Ross explained that the issue with his left foot -- that is keeping him out of action until Friday -- all started before he even got to camp. "It was over time," Ross said. "I think I wore some shoes. I put my orthotics on the wrong way. I had my insoles on with my orthotics, which I'€™m not supposed to do. Just something aggravated it and now the more I'€™m on the worse it was getting. There is a little tendon in there that'€™s aggravated." An MRI performed on Ross Monday showed no damage to the tendon, leading to the treatment of keeping the catcher off his feel for a day or two. "It was bothering me in the offseason," he said. "It got a little better, but as I was running '€¦ It'€™s one of those things where I can run straight, but I can'€™t really turn really good. The ligament in there has been kind of aggravated. I'€™ve been running funny on my foot. "They told me to hold off today, but it feels 100 percent today. I'€™ll probably hit and throw tomorrow and hopefully Thursday, and Friday I'€™ll be in the game."