Adam Lind didn't mince his words.

"It sucks," the Blue Jays first baseman said Wednesday morning following a bout of lower back pain Tuesday evening that led to him being scratched from the game against the Yankees. The problem surfaced in batting practice.

Back issues are never welcomed and what makes it 'suck' in Lind's case is that lower back pain placed him on the disabled list last season (May 17-June 3) and was something of an issue the remainder of the season.

Lind will be shut down for the next two days while the Jays hold their breath. They and Lind don't think it's as big a deal as last year but the fact that it popped up again has got to be worrisome.

"I was having trouble getting loose," Lind said. "It wasn't that bad, I could have played if it was a regular season game. There was just no reason to play through the discomfort (during spring training)."