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As Clay Buchholz recovers from a neck strain as well as shoulder bursitis and battles through some minor setbacks, questions have arisen based on comments he made to media yesterday. The Red Sox ace specifically said he has been told by doctors that there is no risk in him playing, but he does not feel ready for a return. Questioning a player's injury status is not something anyone should do, but the comments have already raised a few eyebrows.
Adam Kauffman of Boston.com has compared Buchholz to Derrick Rose and believes that the Red Sox pitcher's frame of mind should be concerning. Here's some of what Kauffman had to say on the subject:
It’s impossible to get inside his body and relate to how he’s feeling, but the overall message simply does not exude a burning desire to win. The 28-year-old injury-prone Buchholz went on to essentially say that if it was September he’d be trying a bit harder to get back on the field, and that he’s comforted in taking his time by the fact that Boston – first in the major leagues with 58 wins – is getting the job done without him at 30-20 since May 23.
Whether you believe Buchholz should be back on the mound or not, the fact remains. He is completing a minor league rehabs assignment now. Even if he is 100 percent healthy, most players will stick to the path set out in the assignment before returning. That's not a player choice, that's a team choice. Generally, players are called back and activated early only in situations that require it. The Red Sox are not in that situation.
Buchholz is dealing an injury he's never had before, he in the middle of the best season of his career, and his team is in first place. Is there really a concern that he doesn't want to be on the field, here? Probably not. It seems Kauffman has taken Buchholz's comments and spun them into something they weren't, but we'll leave that up to you to decide.
Fire away; Is Buchholz pulling a Derrick Rose, or is he just following the path laid out for him?
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