Frustrated Pedroia Wearing Cast On Thumb, Heading To Disabled List

July 6, 2012 12:00 AM
Frustrated Pedroia Wearing Cast On Thumb, Heading To Disabled List
" BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is heading to the disabled list.

Pedroia will be out for the next couple of weeks with an injury to his right thumb, though he says it’s completely different from the injury he suffered earlier this season.

“This is just a freak thing. I dove back for a ball and just kind of landed wrong,” he said Friday in the Red Sox’ clubhouse. “Just kind of a freak accident.”

Pedroia Discusses New Thumb Injury: 

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The Red Sox announced that Pedroia hyperextended his thumb, causing an injury to the volar plate, while stressing that his previous thumb injury is “completely healed.”

Pedroia was sporting a cast on his thumb, which he said he’ll need for the next couple of weeks. He won’t, however, need surgery "

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