Pedroia On Thumb Injury: ‘I Heal Quick’

May 30, 2012 12:00 AM
Pedroia On Thumb Injury: ‘I Heal Quick’
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia are hoping a trip to the disabled list isn’t necessary for the second baseman, as he deals with a tear in his adductor muscle in his right thumb.

“That’s the plan,” Pedroia said of avoiding the DL following the Red Sox 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night. “Hopefully I heal quick and I can get back out of there as soon as I can.”

The team and Pedroia are awaiting the results of an MRI he underwent Tuesday morning. They will take a day or two in hopes that the swelling goes down, and Pedroia can play as the injury heals. He may wear a brace at the plate to protect it from further damage, if he does not join the 12 other Red Sox on the disabled list.

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The bright side is he will not require surgery on the thumb.

“All my ligaments and tendons are fine, it’s just the muscle. It’s the only muscle in your thumb,” Pedroia said of the injury "

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