Apr 16, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) wipes his face before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. A Red Sox jersey with the Boston area code was hung in the dugout along with a note from a Cleveland fan. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino Cleared to Play on Tuesday

It was yesterday that Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino had a hard collision in to the outfield wall and had to be pulled from the game and taken to the local hospital. Victorino later had his ribs and back checked out and it looks like he it ready to get back on the field. According to WEEI 93.7, Victorino has been cleared to return to action and he will be back in the line up on Tuesday.

Per the WEEI report:

According to a major league source, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has been cleared to play Tuesday after being examined at Massachusetts General Hospital Sunday afternoon. All of the X-ray images taken on the outfielder came back negative, showing no damage to his ribs or back. Victorino had been dealing with back issues since April 25, having just returned to action full-time May 3. Since coming back from the injury, the switch-hitter has hit .348 with a .938 OPS, having gone 1-for-3 before exiting the game Sunday.

If you missed Victorino’s collision with the wall, you can watch the GIF here.

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