Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/6/12
Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has been shut down for the next week to let his injured left wrist heal and is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Crawford would be held out for five to seven days because of inflammation in the wrist.

Crawford had surgery on his left wrist in mid-January and has been experiencing discomfort all of spring training.

The 30-year-old batted .255 with 11 home runs and 56 RBIs for Boston last season.

The Red Sox begin the season April 5 at Detroit.
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