“He’s good,” said Cherington, who was waiting to hear if Johnson had been released from the hospital. “There are no concussion signs, no neurological signs or anything like that. But he got hit pretty good. He’s alert and doing well.”
It’s uncertain at this point whether Johnson will need any surgery to repair the fractures.
With Crawford about to have surgery, Daniel Nava is getting close to returning from the disabled list. He was 0 for 1 with two walks for Pawtucket on Sunday in his first rehabilitation game. Nava has been on the disabled list since July 29 with a wrist injury . . . Cody Ross had the night off a day after striking out four times. With the team off on Monday, Valentine wanted to give him an extended break . . . Ortiz was tearing into balls during batting practice but did not do any running drills. Ortiz, out since July 17 with a strained right Achilles’ tendon, hopes to play during the coming homestand . . . John Lackey threw 45 pitches in the bullpen before the game and looked sharp according to Valentine. The righthander, who had elbow surgery last fall, is unlikely to pitch in a major league game this season. But Cherington said the goal is for Lackey to get into a “competitive environment” in September or October . . . Dustin Pedroia was 0 for 4, snapping a 12-game hitting streak.