Pedroia might need surgery

08 Jun

Bad news for the Red Sox, although they have the roster to overcome a loss like this. Could be out a month. Steve.

Dustin Pedroia returning to Boston; knee surgery possible

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff June 8, 2011 11:08 PM

By Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff

NEW YORK — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will return to Boston to have his right knee examined 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 “needed 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.”

Pedroia said that his lack of production at the plate is attributable to his knee and surgically repaired left foot. “It’s hard to hit with something is wrong with your legs,” he said. “I’ve been trying.”

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Posted by on June 8, 2011 in Baseball, Sports, Steve Farace


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