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Will Middlebrooks on wrist injury: “Nothing’s broken, nothing’s torn”

Feb 28, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

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Will Middlebrooks had Red Sox fans freaking out yesterday when he injured his right wrist on a swing, was looked at on the field by trainers, and slammed his batting helmet to the ground before exiting the game.

Middlebrooks missed the final two months of last season after fracturing the same wrist, but this time around he appears to have avoided anything serious.

According to Sean McAdam of the Red Sox think Middlebrooks’ discomfort yesterday was simply due to some scar tissue breaking up, with the third baseman explaining:

That’s our best bet. Nothing’s broken, nothing’s torn. It was just kind of a scary, awkward swing and we wanted to make sure everything’s fine. It’s not as serious as we thought it was. It was just more of a scare because of the area where it was, right where I broke it last year. I just took a swing and obviously it looked pretty awkward and felt just as awkward as it looks.

X-rays weren’t even taken, which clearly suggests everyone is convinced it’s nothing major, but Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox will send Middlebrooks to a wrist specialist.

  1. Jack Marshall - Feb 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Middlebrooks’ injury was the final nail in the Sox coffin last year. He’s got to stay healthy.

  2. crispybasil - Feb 28, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Glad the Sox are sending WMB to a wrist specialist. I almost threw my monitor across the office when I read, “X-rays weren’t even taken.”

  3. dcrudy - Feb 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    C’ mon , What are the chances of him re injuring that wrist this season ? He did injure it on a normal swing. How often will he be asked to do that … Good luck

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