Nick Swisher jumped against the right field wall yesterday trying to make a catch and felt fine. He ran hard around the bases, scoring on a Mark Teixeira single, and felt fine. He went home and felt fine. Then he woke up to soreness in his left Achilles, "sore to the touch" as he put it.
“It’s not like it feels like anything’s horrible, but anything in your Achilles man, that’s a scary thing to mess with. So it’s just a good day to kind of just chill and get as much treatment as I can and then come back here tomorrow and get back after it.”
Swisher did not have an MRI done, deadpanning "I don't do MRIs. I'm claustrophobic." His sense of humor is clearly not sore.
Swisher does think he can pinch hit if needed, but running on the base paths and in the outfield is where the pain starts to come into play.
“I did all my hitting and everything and that felt fine, it’s just the running side of it.”
Here's Swisher in his own words on the injury:
“We were trying to go back in the game and find one specific play, whether it was maybe when I jumped for the ball off the wall in right or whether it was scoring on Tex’s single in the last inning or what it was, but I can’t recall anything like jumping up and grabbing at that time. But when I went to bed last night, I felt fine. Got up this morning to go to the bathroom and didn’t…You know we got a bunch of treatment done today and the more and more it just seems like the more loose it’s getting so it’s a good thing.”