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Dustin Pedroia making progress from concussion, expected to return Friday

Sep 4, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

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Dustin Pedroia suffered a concussion last Saturday when he took a forearm to the head in a collision with Rays infielder Logan Forsythe at second base, but Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that he’s expected to return tomorrow.

Pedroia dealt with dizziness and sleep problems initially and “didn’t feel quite right” when he tried to ramp up activities on Tuesday, but he was able to make it through his usual pre-game routine this afternoon at Yankee Stadium, including a full round of batting practice. He still has some hurdles to cross, but all signs point toward him being in the lineup for the start of a series against the Blue Jays in Fenway Park.

“We’ve got to get him one final medical exam tomorrow,” said John Farrell, “but at this point, things are looking like he’ll be on the field and in the lineup tomorrow.”

Pedroia, 31, is batting .280/.340/.379 with seven home runs and 51 RBI over 131 games this season. He’s still making contact as much as ever before, but he has struggled to rediscover his power since his thumb injury last year.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 4, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    While he Red Sox are out of it, and I understand his desire to play, He should take it easy. We all know how tough he is and that he plays with injuries, yet in this case, Pedroia should take time off.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 4, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      Apologies for the typo.

  2. irishlad19 - Sep 5, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Agree, no need to rush, take care of the concussion first.

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