Oct 11, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) reacts after striking out against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 7th inning in game one of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers do not announce results of Hanley Ramirez’s CT scan


In a handful of hours, the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the 2013 NLCS. They hope to do so with shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the lineup, who missed Game 2 thanks to sore ribs.

Ramirez suffered the injury in Game 1 when he was hit by a pitch thrown by Cardinals starter Joe Kelly and suggested that may have suffered a cracked rib in the process.

The Dodgers planned to have Ramirez undergo testing when the team returned to Los Angeles this weekend, though, they have not released those results:

#Dodgers aren’t sharing results of Ramirez’s CT scan. But, as Ramirez said, if he can bear the pain, he will play even if rib cracked.

While I understand Ramirez’s desire to play, if he does indeed have a cracked rib, playing isn’t certainly the most safe thing to do so it’s a bit shocking the Dodgers would allow him on the field, despite the importance of the game.

Hopefully the injury isn’t anything serious and it’s just a matter of pain tolerance for Ramirez.

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