Thursday, January 18, 2018

Muddy Chicken Is Cleared To Begin Running Program

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In what could be a major watershed moment, Dustin Pedroia was cleared today to begin a running program to rehab his surgically-repaired knee. The fact that the hurdle was cleared a full month before the start of Spring Training bodes well for The Laser Show missing minimal time in the 2018 season. Of course, the crack Red Sox 'medical team' will still be involved—so missing the entire season is still in play. Last week, Pedroia had stated that—if he got today's positive news—he expected to be ready to play on Opening Day (March 29th). This is still highly unlikely, but a return much sooner than the previously-thought mid-season point is now almost certain.