Knee surgery for Pedroia?
Probably not... he has a bruise
Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:47 PM
NEW YORK — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will return to Boston tomorrow to have his right knee examined and is facing the possibility of surgery that would sideline him for at least a month.
Pedroia was injured on May 16 when he fell on his knee fielding a ball against the Orioles. He described the procedure, which will be done at Massachusetts General Hospital, as a "needle with a camera on it" that will determine the extent of the damage.
If necessary, Pedroia would then have the surgery immediately.
"It could keep me out a month," he said. "It's not what I want. But I have to get it checked out. It's been bothering me a lot."
Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:24 AM
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:38 PM
NEW YORK — Dustin Pedroia had a bruised kneecap and is expected to play tomorrow according to Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports.
More on this as information becomes available.
Peter Abraham - Sox wait to hear on Pedroia
NEW YORK — Dustin Pedroia's appointment with Dr. Tom Gill was at 4:30 p.m. today. Terry Francona is waiting to hear the result.
Francona expressed confidence that Pedroia would be in the lineup tomorrow. But a few seconds later admitted that the second baseman has cartilage damage in his knee.
"That knee has been actually kind of sore, it was sore last year. But when he broke his foot it became a non-issue and it got better obviously because he rested so much," Francona said, "It's been nagging at him a lot of this year. What we're trying to do today is Dr. Gill's going to look inside his knee with a minimally, a very minimally, invasive technique and just make sure, just to reassure us and Pedey, that he can play and not going to hurt himself. I think we owe it to him.
"There's a a different between having your knee ache or hurt as opposed to maybe putting yourself in a place you don't want to. We just want to make sure. I fully expect he'll be hitting second tomorrow. But I think we needed to do it. He didn't even want to go back and do this. We kind of made him. Because of the way he plays and everything and he keeps landing on that thing. We just want to make sure it's OK."
So why didn't the Red Sox wait until the off day on Monday to do this?
"Because he complained about it," Francona said. "It got to the point the other night where it was starting to grab at him a little bit. The more we talked, we didn't want to put it off. ... This is just something to make sure he's OK."