Dickerson escapes major injury, is available
Rockies breathe sigh of relief a day after outfielder aggravated plantar fasciitis
MIAMI -- While Corey Dickerson left Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Marlins early after aggravating his ailing left foot, the Rockies' left fielder said prior to Sunday's series finale that it is feeling "pretty good" and he is available to play.
"It's recovering pretty well," Dickerson said.
Dickerson, who returned to the lineup on Thursday from a stint on the 15-day disabled list due to plantar fasciitis, exited Saturday's contest in the sixth inning after grounding out to short.
Manager Walt Weiss was unsure of the seriousness of the situation following the game, and he was relieved to hear the news Sunday morning.
"He's actually doing pretty well today," Weiss said. "It was good news. He's not in the lineup today, but he'll be available."
Weiss added that Dickerson was scheduled for an off-day "before the incident yesterday."
In 36 games this season, the 26-year-old Dickerson is batting .306 with five home runs and 16 RBIs. He said that playing with the bothersome foot is something he'll have to get used to.
"You never know how bad it can get or when it's going to act up," Dickerson said. "You have to kind of control the way you play and your instincts to go 100 percent the whole time. It's hard to teach yourself to go less. That's just not my nature of play, so trying to learn how to do that is pretty difficult."