Reports indicate that Youk has left the WBC with a sprained ankle, and will undergo an MRI to assess the damage.
According to a report by ESPN.com’s Amy K. Nelson, Team USA manager Davey Johnson said the injury happened three or four days ago, and that he noticed Youkilis was in pain during last night’s 6-5 victory over Puerto Rico.
“He wasn’t going to miss last night’s game for the world,” Johnson said.
Team USA reliever Brad Ziegler told Nelson that Youkilis could barely walk through the locker room after the game because of the pain.
At this point the WBC is bringing us about as much luck as that tiki idol Greg Brady found when the family went to Hawaii. And we know how that shit turned out.