Castro on cyst in his knee
Jason Castro said after Tuesday’s game that he had a cyst drained in the medial side of his right knee on Tuesday and that his playing status is day to day.
“It was interfering with my hamstring tendon, based where it was located,” said the All-Star catcher who left Monday’s game with the injury after singling in the second inning. ”They drained it and hopefully that should provide some relief.”
Castro won’t be placed on the disabled list and once the soreness goes away he’ll be back on the field.
Castro said it’s something that happens after post surgery. He had the problem last year but it didn’t really bother him. Castro had ACL surgery on his right knee in March of 2011, which forced him to miss the entire 2011 season.
“I think what set it off was the ball I fouled off of it (on Monday), I think aggravated it,” said Castro. “I think getting it taken care, drained out, will solve the problems.”
Castro said he was optimistic about returning soon.
“It’s a day to day thing,” said Castro. “As of right now it’s feeling OK. The more time we get away from what happened yesterday the better it’s felt. As the day’s gone on it’s felt better and better. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer.
“It’s a thing we’ll revisit every day. I’m getting treatment on it and hopefully it won’t be too long.”