This is just horrible.
Unconfirmed reports have started to spread indicating that Hanley Ramirez's CT scan yesterday was not good. Per GrandesESPNRD on twitter (ESPN Radio in Spanish):
NOTICIA: Hanley Ramírez tiene dos costillas rotas y no jugará el resto de la postemporada.
— GrandesenlosDeportes (@GrandesESPNRD) October 14, 2013
This translates as:
Hanley Ramirez has two broken ribs and will not play the rest of the postseason.Ugh!!!!
This is not the best way to start a Monday.
At this point it is just a rumor. We should hear more about whether it's true over the next coming hours. Let's hope this tweet is just the rantings of an overzealous crazy man.
On a side note, my confidence in the Dodgers has not waned, and will not even if this news is accurate. We have more than enough tools still left in the box to win this series. You just have to believe.
UPDATE: Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times says Hanley has not been completely ruled out of the game, via twitter:
Contrary to what was reported in DR, I'm told Hanley Ramirez hasn't been ruled out for rest of playoffs. Will be game-time decision today.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) October 14, 2013
UPDATE II: Hanley has arrived at Dodger Stadium. He looks to be in good spirits.
UPDATE III: JP Hoornstra tells us that it's a hairline fracture, via twitter:
#Dodgers clarify that Ramirez has a hairline fracture of the 8th rib.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) October 14, 2013
Pic above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013
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