Weeks concedes he'll finish season in pain

Weeks concedes he'll finish season in pain

Weeks concedes he'll finish season in pain
CHICAGO -- Rickie Weeks isn't afraid to admit it.

He knows how severely he sprained his left ankle. He knows this type of injury takes longer than a few weeks, even months, to heal properly. He knows he won't be at 100 percent, regardless how deep the Brewers go into the playoffs.

After missing 39 games, Weeks played a complete game Monday night for the first time since July 26.

"It wasn't 100 percent," he said, "but I'm not going to be there for a while. I'm dealing with it."

Weeks has been used sparingly since his return from the disabled list on Sept. 8. His first complete game since the injury is definitely a step in the right direction for the second baseman, whose speed has always been one of his greatest assets.

"The past couple of games, I've probably been out there for seven innings [each], so two more innings doesn't make that big of a difference," Weeks said. "The whole time going into this, I knew I could play all nine, but [the training staff] wanted to keep me in check."