Found September 19, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino exited last night's contest against the Baltimore Orioles with a thumb injury. He left the game late after jamming his thumb, and manager John Farrell told reporters -- including Ian Browne of MLB.com -- that Victorino's status for tonight's series finale is uncertain. "He's got a little bit of a jammed thumb," said Farrell. "He's wearing a guard to protect it, to give him some cushion. But we felt like after that final at-bat we needed to make a move there just because of the soreness he's experiencing." During a late-inning at-bat, Victorino was clearly uncomfortable at the plate. It appeared that he suffered an injury to his hand, as he continued to shake it at the plate and when he reached first base. There was speculation that it was a wrist injury suffered during an awkward swing, but after the game Farrell indicated that Victorino suffered a jammed thumb. Victorino has battled injuries through the season, but the veteran has still been able to suit up for the Red Sox for a majority of the campaign. Considering the team is already without center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, Victorino's presence is all the more pivotal. Still, the Red Sox can clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win today, so they could elect to take it slow with Victorino in order to avoid an extended absence.  Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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