September 6, 2006

Papelbon Has Fatigued Shoulder

The MRI on Jonathan Papelbon's right shoulder showed nothing worse than fatigue. ... No amputation? Well, that's a sweet reversal of the kind of news we've been receiving for the last five weeks.

They started reeling off all these doctor terms. Subluxation pushing out and this and that, and I tried to pay attention, but obviously you know I didn't go to school to be a doctor. I was listening for 'tear', and I heard no 'tear.' Basically that's all I was worried about, no tear in my rotator and no tear in my labrum.

I'm pretty positive that I will [pitch again this year], I'd like to think that I would, yeah. But if I can't, I'm not going to push it by any means.


Peter N said...

SWEET. Oh so sweet. See you next spring Jonathon. And not before!

Beth said...

//They started reeling off all these doctor terms.//

i could just eat him up with a spoon.

Gutch220 said...

If i were Terry Francona, I would shut him down for the rest of the year, or maybe just use him for about 1 inning twice a week or so. There's no reason to put hmi back into the swing of things with ~20 games left and risk tearing something in a weakened arm that would put next year in jeopardy, but that's just my opinion.

redsock said...

Francona said pretty much the same thing, that while they are desperate to win games, they will not do anything this month to put his career at any kind of risk.