Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pedroia Thumb Surgery Could Be More Complex

(David B. Cox Photo)
An MRI confirmed that Dustin Pedroia needs surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb—an injury he suffered diving head-first into first base on Opening Day against the Yankees. Surgery is scheduled for next Tuesday (November 12th) in Arizona and could be more complicated than first thought. After Dr. Donald Sheridan pokes around in there, he may need to extract a tendon from Pedroia's wrist and use it to reattach the ligament in his thumb. Said The Muddy Chicken, "They made it seem like it's no big deal. It may cost me an extra couple of weeks longer to recover, that's all. I should be fine for spring training." The Laser Show should be sidelined for between four and eight weeks.