When Chase Headley wasn’t penciled into the lineup yesterday, no one thought much of it. Until after last night’s game when Joe Girardi revealed to the media Chase Headley underwent an MRI for inflammation in his knee.
Headley said he felt soreness in the calf area the day before yesterday and spent last night getting tests done. Headley said he’d be surprised if he played today and hopes to play this weekend in Boston.
“I don’t anticipate it being anything too serious,” Headley said after last night’s 5-4 win over the Athletics. “But might be a day or two before we can really get a handle on what it is.”
Headley didn’t get an injection in his knee, but he did wrap, ice and compress the knee after his MRI.
“They said it could be a Grade 1 strain (or) it could be more of a tendinitis type wear and tear, just overuse type thing,” Headley said. “So, with the pain that I feel, that’s more what I expect it to be.”
Headley is batting .251/.305/.368 with eight homers and 29 RBI’s in 81 games this season.