Aug 17, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (9) on deck prior to an at bat during the third inning against the New York Mets at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
As previously reported, San Diego Padres’ infielder Jedd Gyorko, who has been on the disabled list since the first week of June with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, was expected to have his protective boot removed this morning. It appears now that the thought of progress was just a pipe dream. Corey Brock and Will Laws of MLB.com is reporting that additional tests on Thursday determined that the boot and cast that Gyorko has been wearing, will remain on the injured infielder’s foot longer than originally expected.
"“It’s similar to the first time. We’re planning on waiting a week and then we’ll look at it again…Until then, we’re in a waiting pattern again.”"
~San Diego Padres’ infielder Jedd Gyorko
Gyorko had the boot and cast removed briefly on Wednesday in preparation for Thursday’s examination, but as soon as the less than enthusiastic test results were revealed, both were put back on. With plantar fasciitis, each case has to be looked at individually. There is no blanket treatment or solution that works for everyone, and as a result, there is no true, hard timeline to estimate a possible rehab assignment or return this season. If there was a tear in the foot, surgery would be an option, and Gyorko would be out for the season, but that is not the case here.