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Theo Epstein reveals that J.D. Drew has broken middle finger

Sep 12, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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Last week Terry Francona replied “we don’t know” when asked about J.D. Drew‘s return timetable and now we know why, as general manager Theo Epstein revealed during a radio interview today that Drew has a broken middle finger.

Drew was on the verge of returning from a shoulder injury and possibly taking back significant playing time from Josh Reddick when he suffered the avulsion fracture while on a minor-league rehab assignment.

Epstein told WEEI in Boston that Drew hasn’t been ruled out for the season, but “he needs to heal” and clearly isn’t close to rejoining the lineup with two weeks remaining.

  1. phukyouk - Sep 12, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Seriously? Oh man… the Sox HAVE to bring him into the dugout for the rest of the season with his middle finger in a cast Ala Keith Hernandez. he could just sit there staring at the Umps and flipping them off without repercussion.

  2. aceshigh11 - Sep 12, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Why am I having a flashback of George Costanza driving Danny Tartabull to a PBS telethon?

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