Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 4/27/12
The Boston Red Sox received bad news today when they learned outfielder Carl Crawford will miss about three months with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his left (throwing) elbow, Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports.The injury Crawford has, often results in Tommy John surgery. Carl Crawford was examined by the Red Sox medical staff,” the statement released by the team read. “He was diagnosed as having a left elbow ulnar collateral ligament sprain. A conservative treatment protocol was recommended. Carl was also examined by Dr. James Andrews who was in agreement with the assessment and plan. Carl received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and will be shut down from baseball activity during the initial phase of his treatment.” Crawford, who signed a seven-year $142 million contract with the Red Sox after the 2010 season, struggled in his first season in Boston and will miss a significant portion of his second season. Crawford made $14 million last season and is set to make $19.5 million this season. So far, Boston has paid Crawford about $22mm ($6mm signing bonus included) and have received 11 home runs, 56 RBIs and 129 hits. Not including his signing bonus, Crawford made about $1.4mm per home run, $285k per RBI and $124k per hit. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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