No. Under no circumstances should you play on a fractured ankle.
Magglio Ordonez is an iron man when it comes to playing baseball. He’s been in the league since 1997 and been productive each of those years.
- Never hit below .282.
- .310 lifetime batting average.
- Slugging average of .507.
He is now headed to the disabled list due to issues from a fractured ankle. Sounds bad, right? Most fractures are horizontal in nature, but Magglio’s fracture is vertical. Think about that. He split his ankle like firewood.
Jim Leyland, the Tigers manager, is a little touchy:
For whatever reason, he wasn’t able to drive off that back side. But we’ve talked about that before, so there’s no sense going over that again. Magglio is on the DL. Just leave it alone. Write about it, do whatever you want. He’s on the DL like players go on the DL who aren’t feeling right. Let’s move on.
Magglio is screwed if he really has a vertical fracture of the ankle. It’s going to take a while to heal, so he can push off when hitting.