His ankle, according to the source, had been bothering him for about a week or so, with the irritation getting progressively worse. There is some inflammation in the ankle tendons and around the Achilles tendon. He has been examined by the Red Sox medical staff, and though the injury was not believed to be serious, all parties decided to err on the side of caution.ESPN:
Teammate Brad Ziegler said Youkilis was in such pain that after the game he could barely walk through the training room.How and why did it get to that point?
SoSHer reporting, 9:17:
WBC announcers reporting MRIs negative-- diagnosis is mild ankle sprain, mild ankle tendonitis... Doesn't sound too bad, as long as the tendonitis doesn't become a persistent problem.