Pedrioa out, but no need to panic
Posted on: August 19, 2010 7:19 pm
A common question in sports is, "Is he hurt , or is he injured ?" Because there's a difference.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was hurting Thursday and out of the lineup, but don't worry -- the Laser Show isn't on long-term hiatus. He was scratched when he came up sore after playing his second game since returning from a broken foot, but that's to be expected.
“It’s impossible to break your foot in the area I broke it and play 43 straight games,” Pedroia told the Boston Herald. “I knew that. They told me that.”
The bone isn't healed completely, but it has healed enough that it's safe to play. He's going to have to endure some pain, especially if he's going to do things like stealing bases, which he did Wednesday night.
"That probably wasn’t the smartest idea," he said.
Jed Lowrie replaced Pedroia in Thursday's lineup.
-- David Andriesen
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