After leading off the bottom of the second with a single on Saturday night, he felt his calf pull and he was headed toward first base. Ross later claimed that he did not know how he could have made it to home plate. He came out of the eventual 9-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs.
On Monday night against the Detroit Tigers, he pinch hit in the ninth inning, however, he was immediately replaced on first base by Nick Ahmed after a single.
Kirk Gibson told Barry M. Bloom from MLB.com,
He can't run. You saw that last night again. He had an MRI and it showed a little defect there. We kind of knew that going into that game. Now he's going to take some time to get it right. If it was a couple of days thing, we would consider playing short, but we don't think it's going to be a couple of days."Ross had this to say about his injury,
The last thing you want to do is try to keep playing on it and it could end up being worse. It's frustrating after putting in so much work and effort and then coming up with something like this. It sets you back, but there's nothing you can really do about it."Ross missed most of spring training and the beginning of the season. He was recovering from last seasons hip injury and surgery.
Ross, who is 33-years-old, is hitting .238 with two home runs and 11 RBI's in 66 games played this season. He has been on fire in his last 25 games hitting .358 with three doubles, a home run, and four RBI's.
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