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.WTF?!?!?!?
Pedroia was injured on May 16 when he fell on his knee fielding a ball against the Orioles [the first play of the game when Brian Roberts lined a ball off Daisuke Matsuzaka's chest]. 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. ... Pedroia's lack of production at the plate is likely attributable to his knee and surgically repaired left foot. ... Pedroia is hitting .247 with a .338 on-base percentage. ...
Okay, it may not be as dire as first reported by the Globe.
Gordon Edes, ESPN/Twitter, 11:30 PM:
Pedroia heading back to Boston tomorrow bec of rt knee. Pedroia: "I'm not having surgery. I'm going to get it checked."Rob Bradford, WEEI/Twitter, 11:45 PM:
Surgery not a likely scenario for Pedroia. Very good possibility he is in the lineup Friday in Toronto. Precautionary.Rob Bradford, WEEI/Twitter, 11:56 PM:
RE Pedroia: Want to reiterate, surgery is not likely. While knee is same that had structural issues last season, this injury is not related.Edes was on Baseball Tonight tonight and suggests Pedroia will have an arthroscopy.
The Boston Globe reported on its website Wednesday night that Pedroia could require surgery that would sideline him a month. Asked about that possibility, Pedroia replied in a text message: "I'm not having surgery. I'm going to get it checked." A team source refuted the assertion that Pedroia needs surgery. "He's getting it checked, that's all," the source said.