Wilson Ramos focused on rehab, not anniversary of kidnapping
One year ago, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos experienced the most harrowing day of his life as he was kidnapped from his home in Venezuela. Four men took Ramos into a car at gunpoint, holding him captive for 51 distressing hours.
“The truth is that I’m happy to be out of the situation,” Ramos said, according to the Washington Post. “I know it’s been a year and remembering it, it was a sad moment and I hope to get away from it and forget about it. It’ll be hard to totally forget something like that. But, overall, I’m pretty calm now and worrying totally about my recovery.”
As Ramos referenced, this year his focus is somewhere else — his recovery from knee surgery.
“I think that’s more important for me, taking care of my knee,” Ramos said.
Ramos injured his knee when his spike was caught in the grass as he went after a passed ball in a game against Cincinnati in the middle of May. Ramos then went through two surgeries in the span of a month to repair the torn meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament. While Ramos can exercise on a stationary bike and do workouts, he has not yet started to run.
“I feel pretty strong in that knee,” Ramos said. “I can stretch it out. I’m getting stronger and can see the results. I feel the knees are practically the same.”
Even though he is going through the recovery process, Ramos had a positive outlook in comparison to his position last year.
“Much happier,” Ramos said.