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Pedroia may need foot surgery

Posted on: August 25, 2010 5:25 pm
Dustin Pedroia How does one go from taking groundballs off his knees mere days after hitting the disabled list with a fractured foot to needing surgery?

Who knows, but that's where Dustin Pedroia finds himself, according to ESPN Boston 's Joe McDonald.

Pedroia is currently back on the disabled list after making a two-game return last Tuesday from a fractured foot that sidelined him almost eight weeks. Scans of his foot were sent to two foot specialists to try to determine Pedroia's situation after X-rays showed the fracture was healing properly and was pain-free. The question is if his foot has stopped healing completely, which would force the diminutive second baseman to have surgery.

"We would like, for his peace of mind, for everybody's peace of mind, to get more information," manager Terry Francona said. "Then we'll move forward."

Bill Hall and Jed Lowrie have been filling in in Pedroia's absence. The two have been lights-out on offense, mitigating the loss of Pedroia although Hall's services are often needed in the outfield.

Meanwhile, the 2008 AL MVP spoke to perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time in Michael Jordan about the injury. Jordan suffered a similar injury in his career, and Francona said the conversation was productive.

"[Pedroia] had an interest in talking to him, and I don't bug Michael very much, but I thought because it was Pedey, he'd probably get a kick out of it, which I think he did," Francona said, who managed Jordan in the minors when the star made a brief foray into baseball. "It was a good conversation."

-- Evan Brunell

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