I just rolled over and felt the hand separate. It hurt right away. ... Between innings, I took some swings off the tee. It hurt. In the second inning, I got a routine ground ball and it really hurt.Lowell injured a ligament in the same thumb last June 3. He did not start the next game, though he did pinch-hit; he was back in the lineup on June 5.
I don't know if it's the exact same ligament, but it feels the same. It feels a little more tender, actually. It flared up a lot faster. I remember the last time, I played the rest of the game and the next day it got a little swollen. Here, it felt like it got swollen immediately.Who Knew?: David Ortiz was so interested in Fenway's hawks that he considered getting licensed last year to handle them.