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Bobby Jenks undergoes colonoscopy after being hospitalized for “intestinal turmoil”

Aug 8, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

Bobby Jenks

Already on the disabled list with a back injury, Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks was hospitalized over the weekend with what manager Terry Francona described as “intestinal turmoil.”

According to Francona “he got really sick, I mean, really sick” and “they ended up having to keep him in the hospital for three days.”

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports that Jenks underwent a colonoscopy and writes that “the stomach bug has set Jenks back even farther” as he tries to come off the DL for the third time this season. Signed to a two-year, $12 million deal as a free agent this offseason, Jenks has thrown just 16 innings with a 6.32 ERA.

  1. 27xwschamps - Aug 8, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    Good signing chowder heads !!!

    • derpdederpdederp - Aug 9, 2011 at 12:52 AM

      great screen name, it imediately lets any reasonable person (or non-Yankees fan) discount your opinion before reading whatever you write

  2. wlschneider09 - Aug 8, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Intestinal turmoil would be a great name for a band.

  3. Earl Westlake - Aug 8, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    Scary stuff. It reminds me of what my family went through a few years ago. We had a family member go the exact same thing…died 6 months after the colonoscopy due to colon cancer. Stuff like this usually comes from nowhere.

  4. deathmonkey41 - Aug 9, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    He probably just ate like 100 bowls of clam chowder or something. You don’t get an Adonis body like that eating wheat germ!

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Get bettter soon Bobby! The pen isnt the same without you!! Miss you sooo much!

  6. pisano - Aug 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    From the looks of his body it’s probably just too much donuts and beer.

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