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Jedd Gyorko’s recovery from plantar fasciitis has hit a snag

Jun 19, 2014, 11:01 PM EST

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Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko was able to shed the cast and walking boot from his right foot on Wednesday, but his rehab from plantar fasciitis took another frustrating turn today.

According to Corey Brock and Will Laws of MLB.com, Gyorko had to put the put the cast and walking boot right back on today after tests showed that he hasn’t made enough improvement. His status hangs in limbo as a result.

“It’s similar to the first time. We’re planning on waiting a week and then we’ll look at it again,” Gyorko said. “Until then, we’re in a waiting pattern again.”

The Padres placed the second baseman on the disabled list on June 6, retroactive to June 4. In terms of calling this a setback, Gyorko wasn’t so sure — mostly because there’s no timetable, even a provisional one, that he or the Padres medical staff are using as a guide.

Gyorko showed some promise as a rookie last season by amassing 23 home runs in 125 games, but he was hitting just .162 with five homers and a .482 OPS through 56 games this season prior to landing on the disabled list earlier this month. The 25-year-old signed a six-year, $35 million extension with the Padres in April.

  1. carpi2 - Jun 19, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    You know you’ve fudged-up your plantar fascia, when you spend a few weeks in a boot, only to instantly realize your fascia is still unable to bear weight. Any hopes for Gyorko to get out his slump are dashed for this year. See you next year buddy!

  2. mazblast - Jun 19, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Given his performance so far this year, his continued presence on the DL is a good thing for the Padres.

    • dan1111 - Jun 20, 2014 at 5:49 AM

      Unless injury had something to do with his performance…

      • carpi2 - Jun 20, 2014 at 8:03 AM

        Yeah, the severity of his condition suggests he tried for a while to play through the pain. I doubt this fasciitis first appeared a few weeks ago. His power was probably sapped from this injury for the whole year. He needs to take a few months off to allow proper healing.

  3. girardisbraces - Jun 20, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Plantar fasciitis really sucks. Years ago I used to work a job that required a lot of walking/standing on my feet, and suffered for several months with it. Exercises and increased arch support helped a lot, but it’s a long recovery process.

    And no, it doesn’t crop up overnight – it starts off as an ache but progresses to significant foot pain. Unfortunately it’s not something that you prevent, you treat it after the fact.

    • stex52 - Jun 20, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      I have lived it. Short of surgery – which doesn’t always fix it – nothing but time, rest and ice do much for it. I would say from the time that we decided that the therapy wasn’t helping, the doctor told me to ice it and wear support shoes. It was four months.

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