Saturday, November 10, 2007

Boston Can Add Another Story To Its List Of Achievements

We all know the Boston Red Sox won the World Series and rookie Dustin Pedroia was a major factor who contributed to their success. BUT, how many rookies do you know are able to hit home runs, field, and steal bases with a cracked bone? According to the Boston Herald, Dustin Pedroia revealed that he was playing the last two months of the season and the playoffs with a cracked hamate bone in his left wrist. Pedroia doesn't know when or how the injury occurred, but his injury was discovered by an MRI on September 10th and he is now wearing a soft cast following surgery.

Pedroia said to the Boston Herald, "It was just one of those things you know you have to take care of after the season, but you have to play through. A lot of guys have done that. You definitely don't want to shut it down and have surgery during the whole thing. We just had to find a way to fight through it."

This is similar to Curt Schilling's Game 6 ALCS and Game 2 of the World Series victorys in 2004 in which he pitched with an injured tendon sutured in place, resulting in blood stains on his Socks which came to be symbolic of their success.

Though Pedroia is restricted from using his left hand until December, he said this injury will not upset his workouts and training during the offseason.

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