Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Wright Officially Out For Year After Monday Knee Surgery

The Red Sox made it official—Steven Wright is out for the year after undergoing left knee surgery on Monday. The procedure was to restore cartilage to the knee—which reportedly was bothering him since Spring Training. This once again raises the issue of the competence of the Red Sox medical team. Long-time fans will remember the Three Stooges-like mis-diagnosis of a 'simple' Jacoby Ellsbury injury that blossomed into something much more serious. Of course, there are many more cases just like Ellsbury's over the years—with Wright being just the latest. Why wasn't the issue addressed more aggressively in Spring Training? Why was the knuckleballer allowed to make four crappy outings (compiling an 8.25 ERA)? Here we are in the hub of the medical universe—and we continue to treat players with the same skill as Doctors Howard, Fine and Howard. Ridiculous.