Dustin Pedroia Injury: Updates on Red Sox Star's Head and Return

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 30, 2014

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Updates from Friday, Sept. 5

The Red Sox have good news on Pedroia:


Updates from Thursday, Sept. 4

Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe talked to Dustin Pedroia about his recovery and return to the Boston lineup:



Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 3

The Red Sox's official Twitter feed reports Pedroia's status for Wednesday:


Updates from Tuesday, Sept. 2

Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports Pedroia's status for Tuesday's game:


Updates from Monday, Sept. 1

The Red Sox announced Dustin Pedroia's status for today's game:

Manager John Farrell later spoke about Pedroia's status (via Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe):


Updates from Sunday, Aug. 31

Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports Dustin Pedroia's status for today's game:

Following the game, Abraham updated Pedroia's status:


Original Text

Dustin Pedroia's Saturday night was over quickly as the Boston Red Sox second baseman left early after getting hit in the head by Logan Forsythe of the Tampa Bay Rays.

According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Pedroia was hit by Forsythe's forearm as he slid into second:

McAdam had more after the game:

Some Sox fans were crying foul on social media, but The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham felt that there was nothing untoward about the play. Abraham added that it doesn't take much to set off the powder keg that has become the Rays-Red Sox rivalry:

Coming into the game, Pedroia was averaging .281, which was second on the team, along with seven homers and 51 RBI, also second on the team. Taking the 2008 MVP out of the lineup leaves a massive hole in Boston's offense.

With the Red Sox still mired in last place, though, his injury will have little impact on the standings. The end of the 2014 season can't come soon enough for Boston.