Scutaro is fine despite not being 100 percent

Scutaro is fine despite not being 100 percent

Scutaro is fine despite not being 100 percent
SAN FRANCISCO -- A handful of days removed from Matt Holliday's hard slide in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series that left him with a sore left hip and knee, Giants infielder Marco Scutaro said he isn't bothered by either anymore -- but he'll laugh at the thought of being 100 percent healthy.

"Have you heard any guys saying that they are 100 percent?" Scutaro said at Saturday's optional workout. "I haven't been 100 percent since December [2011]."

Since Holliday's late slide left Scutaro hobbled and his teammates irked, Scutaro has gone 5-for-13 and showed off his defensive range in the fifth inning by running to his left well into right field to rob Shane Robinson of a single in the fifth inning of Friday's Game 5. He said he felt fine enough to not even consider skipping the optional workout held in preparation for Sunday's Game 6 on FOX at 4:30 p.m. PT.


Scutaro initially left in the sixth inning of Game 2 because of his hip, but then said his knee also was bothering him in the following days.

"I'm surprised my ankle didn't hurt at all," Scutaro said, adding that he is not currently receiving treatment for his injuries. "I thought maybe the next day it would be my ankle, but it doesn't hurt."

As he writhed in pain in the first inning of Game 2 on the dirt after Holliday crashed into him in order to try and break up a potential double play, Scutaro said he first believed that the injury might have been serious enough to sideline him indefinitely.

"I felt like something was sprained in my hip," Scutaro said. "I felt something pull my hip out of place. It was kind of weird because I didn't feel anything that night on my knee, but the next day my hip was better and my knee was hurting a little bit. I'm just happy that I didn't have a broken leg or knee."