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Ramirez will be Fine

Fortunately, it didn't turn out as bad as it looked.

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez took a scary plunge Sunday, landing backward in some front-row seats at Petco Park after chasing a bloop hit near the third-base line.

Ramirez ended up with a sore back, but it's uncertain whether he will be forced to sit out any length of time.


''It was bad,'' Ramirez said afterward. ``As soon as I hit the concrete, it was bad. I couldn't even move.''

Ramirez was wearing an ice pack on his lower back afterward.

Girardi said he couldn't be certain if Ramirez would be able to play Tuesday when the Marlins open a homestand against the Atlanta Braves.

The X-rays showed no major damage and he should be back playing soon.

There are other quotes from Ramirez that the impact was directly on his "bone".  The "bone" in this case I would assume is the spine.  I once bruised my tail bone and while I was able to continue on, there was some discomfort for a very long time.

Hopefully, Fishfan24 will chime in and let us know his assessment.

I wouldn't expect to see Hanley in the game on Tuesday.  Especially after the long airplane ride from the West Coast.  Since the injury isn't serious and the team has Super Utility Man, Alfredo, there should be no unnecessary rush to get him back in.