Found February 23, 2012 on IMAGE CPR SPORTS:
PLAYERS: Bobby Jenks
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks talked to reporters about his medical problems for the first time. The story isn’t pretty. He’s lucky to be alive. Jenks traveled to Boston to have spinal surgery on Dec. 12 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Then he returned home to Arizona. On Dec. 30, Jenks had to have emergency surgery because of complications related to the first spinal surgery.

Red Sox' Jenks had serious back issue following surgery

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bobby Jenks admitted that he feared for his life. After having surgery to remove bone spurs in his back on Dec. 12, the righthander noticed that he was leaking some kind of fluid. Jenks elected to bandage it up himself, but when the condition didn't subside, he visited a doctor. From there, he was rushed into emergency surgery to fix the "...

Bobby Jenks Striving to Overcome Botched Back Surgery that Could Have Been Fatal

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– It was supposed to be a routine back surgery. When Bobby Jenks went under the knife on Dec. 12 in Boston, the reliever was scheduled to have two of four bone spurs removed. Unbeknownst to Jenks, the surgeon botched the procedure by starting –– and then not finishing –– a third bone spur. As the Red Sox hurler began his recovery phase, he noticed spinal...

Jon Lester Impresses Bobby Valentine, Daisuke Matsuzaka Has His 'Best Bullpen Session' of Spring

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox pitchers threw live batting practice for the second straight day on Friday. After pacing through all the fields at JetBlue Park, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was especially impressed with one of his veteran hurlers, who was throwing against minor league hitters, from Thursday. "I thought that [Jon] Lester had really nice downward plane, as they...

Scary offseason for Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks

If Bobby Jenks' first season with the Boston Red Sox was difficult, his offseason was worse.

Cody Ross Feels Prepared to Patrol Right Field at Fenway Park, Adjust to American League Pitching

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Carl Crawford Still Hopes to Be Ready for Opening Day, Working Hard on Conditioning in Meantime (Video)

Carl Crawford is limited when it comes to hitting right now because of his wrist injury, but he's still aiming to get back in the Red Sox lineup for Opening Day. Obviously, only time will tell, but the fact that Crawford isn't ruling out an Opening Day return is reason enough for optimism. When he does return, the Red Sox outfielder wants to get back to being the prominent...

Scoreboard From Fenway Park For 30 Years Now Calls Jet Blue Park Home

This Scoreboard Now Calls JetBlue Park Home The grand opening of JetBlue Park, the $78 million stadium the Boston Red Sox built as its new spring training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., is set for this Saturday, Feb. 25. Dubbed Fenway South, JetBlue Park — the team’s 106-acre Grapefruit League compound — replicates the dimensions of Fenway Park. Team officials...

Josh Beckett Speaks

Well, Josh Beckett has finally spoken up. For a long time, he said little or nothing about last year's collapse.  Nick Cafardo's "On Baseball" piece on Monday finally had some quotes. Earlier this spring, in an interview with former teammate Kevin Millar on MLB Network, Beckett seemed angrier about who leaked the negative clubhouse info than what happened in it...

Video: Youk Takes His Shot in Jordan's Shootout

Last year's defending champion in NESN's Second Base Cup, Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis, got his chance on Tuesday night in the Jordan's Shootout. {mp4remote}{/mp4remote} Previous contestants: Jarrod Saltalamacchia Jordan's Shootout Daniel Bard Jordan's Shootout Clay Buchholz...

Video: Big Papi Says He's In Best Shape of His Career

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz stopped by the NESN Live set at Fenway South on Friday night to talk with Tom Caron and Peter Gammons. In the interview, the trio talked about how Big Papi is 20 pounds lighter this year and how he feels as though he's an underdog this season among other things. {mp4remote}

Red Sox plan to put 2011 in the past

The Red Sox head toward the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park with a new GM, new manager, new Spring Training facility and only two players -- David Ortiz, Youkilis -- remaining from the 2004 World Series. Beckett, Lester and almost all the remaining players are trying to put the 2011 Beggar's Banquet behind them, "which," says Ortiz, "we can do by playing, not talking."
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