Boston Red Sox Breaking News

About 15 minutes ago or so, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe tweeted that Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is heading back to Boston and may need surgery on his right knee.

Pedroia is headed to Boston tomorrow and is facing the possibility of knee surgery.

Of course, the natural reaction by everyone was WTF!!!

It turn out that Pedroia injured his knee fielding a ball back on May 16th according to Abraham and Nick Cafardo. Here’s what Pedroia had to say about the possibility of surgery.

Pedroia was injured on May 16 when he fell on his knee fielding a ball against the Orioles. He described the procedure, which will be done at Massachusetts General Hospital, as a “needed with a camera on it” that will determine the extent of the damage.

If necessary, Pedroia would then have the surgery immediately.

“It could keep me out a month,” he said. “It’s not what I want. But I have to get it checked out.”

Pedroia said that his lack of production at the plate is attributable to his knee and surgically repaired left foot. “It’s hard to hit with something is wrong with your legs,” he said. “I’ve been trying.”

This does explain his slumping at the plate but what gets me is that he’s stolen six bases since that May 16th game. Those six stolen bases include two in one game against the Detroit Tigers back on May 29th in game one of the doubleheader that day.

In 19 games since the injury, Pedroia is hitting .250 (19-76) with three home runs, 13 RBIs and those six stolen bases. On the season, he is hitting .247 with four home runs and 22 RBIs with 13 stolen bases.

Obviously things have worsened for Pedroia. It’s probably in the best interests of him and the Red Sox to attack the problem now before it becomes any worse than it already is.

Let’s hope it’s nothing serious and Pedroia is back out there sooner rather than later.

We all know what he means to this team!

UPDATE 6.9.11 @ at 6:30 p.m.: There’s good news on his injury. He’s suffering from a bruised knee cap and should be back in the lineup tomorrow in Toronto.