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

03.04.14 at 1:25 pm ET

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.”

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