Ross sits; Sweeney, Papi banged up in win

Ross sits; Sweeney, Papi banged up in win

Ross sits; Sweeney, Papi banged up in win
PHILADELPHIA -- Cody Ross may need further examinations, while Red Sox teammates David Ortiz and Ryan Sweeney came away from a 7-5 win over the Phillies on Saturday feeling less than great.

The X-rays on Ross' left foot came back negative on Saturday, but he walked around the clubhouse with a clear limp after fouling a ball off himself Friday.

"Yeah, I'm still trying to walk on it gingerly, just to let it heal and get some blood flow in there," Ross said. "I could probably if I really tried hard walk normal, but they want me to take it easy."

Further tests may be done once the swelling goes down. While manager Bobby Valentine has not ruled out a trip to the disabled list, Ross felt one was not necessary.

"No," Ross said. "There's no broken bones."

"Got to get all the swelling down," Valentine said.

Ross' injury left the Red Sox outfield thin, and another Sox outfielder was shaken up after a fantastic play on Saturday. Sweeney dove on to the warning track in the seventh to rob Carlos Ruiz in right-center.

"I've got a little bit of a headache right now. My wind was fine," Sweeney said. "I think I've just got like whiplash or something, because I hit the warning track and it was pretty hard, because you're running so fast and then your momentum kind of comes to a stop, so my neck is a little jolted."

Ortiz tripped running to first base and said he wasn't sure if he could go play again on Sunday. Ortiz was already battling a stomach ailment.

"I hit myself hard when I went down," Ortiz said, pointing to his right hip. "Hopefully it's not anything bad."