Marlins' Morrison awaits word on left foot injury

BY foxsports • April 20, 2011

Logan Morrison's left foot is aching. Waiting to learn why that's the case is just as painful to Florida's left fielder.

Morrison had an MRI exam on his foot Wednesday, one day after leaving a game with what was originally diagnosed as a strained arch. A pair of crutches leaned against his locker and he limped through the Marlins' clubhouse wearing a walking boot Wednesday afternoon, still unsure if he'll be heading to the disabled list.

''Got an MRI done, and I guess nobody's going to be able to read it until (Thursday) morning,'' Morrison said. ''I feel pain when I walk on the top of my foot. There's swelling on top of my foot. Other than that, that's all I got. I don't know.''

Morrison said he isn't sure if the problem really is with his arch. He said a hairline fracture, sprained ligament, torn ligament or sprained arch have all been explained to him as possible options.

The injury happened as he ran to first base in his first at-bat of Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pain worsened throughout that game and he departed in the fifth inning.

Morrison said additional soreness set in Wednesday.

''I want to know now,'' Morrison said. ''I'm sure so does everybody else. But it's something that goes on.''

Morrison was off to a flying start for Florida. He had two home runs and 18 RBIs in 244 at-bats last season; entering Wednesday, he was leading the Marlins with four home runs and 11 RBIs in only 55 at-bats. Morrison is hitting .327, 44 points ahead of last season's pace as well.

''We have to go day-by-day and see how it goes,'' Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said.

Emilio Bonifacio was in the Marlins' lineup in left field for Wednesday's game against the Pirates. It's the fourth defensive position this season already for Bonifacio, who has logged time at third base, center field and right field.

''That's why they call this a team,'' Rodriguez said. ''Somebody has to pick it up.''

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