He felt good. No problems at all.
I don't know where this report came from, but he has a strained foot. We're going to progress him over the course of the next couple days and see how he feels this weekend.
By definition, a strain is a tearing of tissue. There is tearing, to some degree. But it's not as if this thing [the tendon] is pulled off the bone in any way. That is not the case. But [the MRI exam] does show inflammation in that area. That's why the diagnosis of a strain was put on this.
He felt good. He has palpable soreness, but he really doesn't have any evident swelling. We'll progress him over the course of the weekend, with regard to his running, and see how it goes.
We're going to increase the intensity and try to get him running the bases this week.
He'll go through a series of tests. Dr. Brannan will go over the CT scan once again and determine the course of action.
[As planned, OF Larry Walker got a cortisone shot for the herniated disc in his neck - his fourth shot this season. Walker is expected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Walker missed 26 games because of the neck problem before returning on Aug. 20. ... With his fourth strikeout, Morris passed Jesse Haines and moved into fourth on the team's career list. ... Molina is 8-for-11 with runners in scoring position in September. ... Reds 1B Sean Casey is still sidelined by a concussion suffered last Friday in a collision at first base.] He is from time to time with physical activity getting some dizziness and loss of balance, ... He has yet to perform any baseball activity.
You don't see these much in baseball, ... but I think from the literature that you read and the experts you talk to, if you sustain more and more of them, just like any other injury, you become more susceptible and they can become worse.
He wouldn't let us X-ray his hand. What he told us was, 'It doesn't make any difference - I'm going to play anyway, whether it's broken or not.' Fair enough. And obviously it wasn't affecting him because the guy hit 40 home runs.
If he's not quite there as far as having full extension of the finger, he may wear a splint for another week. After that, he will begin throwing.