Austin Jackson couldn't perform the most basic baseball tasks Sunday like turning his head or throwing the ball and whether the Detroit Tigers' center fielder is available when a four-game series begins Monday in Boston remains in question.

Jackson crashed into the center-field wall on Carlos Santana's inside-the-park home run for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday but stayed in that game and later played a key offensive role in a 10-5 win.

By Sunday morning the adrenalin had worn off and the day-after effects had set in.

"Hurting. Stiff" Jackson said. "I just didn't have any range of motion. I could barely turn left or right."

Manager Jim Leyland decided before ever seeing Jackson on Sunday that the outfielder would be sore and left him out of the lineup.

When Jackson arrived at Comerica Park Leyland's suspicions proved justified.

"I tried to pick up a ball and throw it. Just couldn't do it" Jackson said.

Jackson said his right shoulder is sore but neck stiffness was the bigger issue.