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Report: Pedroia to have surgery

Posted on: September 2, 2010 3:06 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2010 5:48 pm
Dustin Pedroia will have surgery to insert a screw in his left foot sometime tomorrow, the Boston Globe' s Nick Cafardo reports .

Pedroia was examined last night by foot specialist Dr. George Theodore in Baltimore and it was apparently determined he'll have season-ending surgery.

Just yesterday, Red Sox manager Terry Francona told the Globe that Pedroia's foot was "much improved from last week" and he added that he was encouraged by the improvement.

Pedroia was limited to 75 games this season because of his foot surgery.

What was more apparent was the way he was fawned over by Red Sox fans for taking ground balls with a cast on and rushing back with his team, while Jacoby Ellsbury was vilified because he didn't return from his ribs injury "soon enough." The tough guy act plays better with fans, apparently, even if it isn't in the best interest of the team.

Either way, the end result was the same -- both are out for the rest of the season.

UPDATE: Pedroia talked to reporters on Thursday and didn't confirm that he'd have surgery -- but didn't deny it either. He said he'll have a CT scan tomorrow and then could have the surgery later.

"I think that putting the screw in is probably the best idea," Pedroia said (via the Providence Journal ). "It's a 90 percent chance that the bone heals. I don't want to get to January, and get to my workouts, and don't feel good and then miss some of next year. None of us want that to happen. So I think putting the screw in is probably the best idea."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 4:46 pm

Report: Pedroia to have surgery

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Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2010 11:09 pm

Report: Pedroia to have surgery

By trying to help his team because they needed him, he hurt himself and the team even more by not being fully healed when he attempted his comeback. When he looks back in hindsight, maybe he would wait a bit longer next time and take more time to heal properly.

Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2010 10:51 pm

Report: Pedroia to have surgery

Coming back too soon wasn't the best idea after all, right Dustin? If that team wasn't already irrelevant, they are now!

Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2010 10:48 pm

Report: Pedroia to have surgery

Why do you say that Dr. Exclamation Pt.  OO it must be ur vast knowledge of how taking ground balls on your knees is bad for your foot.  Wait. What?  That doesnt sound right.  Knee is not foot.  That was no big deal that didnt do anything to his foot.  The foot is a tough thing to heal up, especially when you feel that your team needs you. 

Since: Jul 31, 2007
Posted on: September 2, 2010 7:46 pm

Report: Pedroia to have surgery

With each passing day, the Red Sox are closer to being out of the playoff race. It would be in the best interet of the Sox and Pedroia to shut it down for the season. This was a team decimated with injuries this year. And to Francona's credit, he did a fantastic job to keep this team in the playoff race for this long.

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Since: Jul 30, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2010 6:29 pm
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