"My understanding is, this is the first time he ever said a word about it. When Detwiler said it, it was news to us," Manager Jim Riggleman said. "So they went and checked it out. I'm guessing... but I think he probably has been feeling something for a while and thought, 'Well, I'm all right.' As athletes you just figure, 'Oh, this is nothing; I'll get through this.' And it probably was nagging, and when he got here and it was still nagging. And then he went into the trainer and said, 'This doesn't feel good.' And it was a fairly serious problem, and it had to be alleviated. Obviously if he had said in October or November that my hip hurts, it would have been checked out.So, to sum up, it's Detwiler's fault, and the team isn't responsible, and it's Detwiler's fault.
Here's the key question: "Isn't it your responsibility as the manager to have a close enough relationship with your players that if something like this is happening, you know about it? Regardless of what else happened, if a player is hurting on your watch, and you don't know about it, isn't that an indictment of you as a manager? What went wrong with your relationship with Ross that you as the person responsible for the team weren't on top of this situation?"