Found May 20, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Boston Red Sox have been without shortstop Stephen Drew for the past two nights after he suffered a back injury. While Drew's injury sounds painful -- he described it as "hypertension on my spine" -- he said told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he doesn't plan on sitting out much longer. “I hope so. I don’t plan on sitting out much longer,” said Drew when asked if believed a return was imminent. “I know I needed that day [Saturday], and then we have the quick turnaround [Sunday afternoon]. Give it one more day and hopefully it kind of settles down and we get back after it.” Drew sustained the injury while sliding awkwardly in the eight inning of Friday night's contest. He's been out of the team's lineup for the past two days, replaced by infielder Pedro Circiaco. He said he and the Red Sox are being cautious with his back. He didn't feel well while throwing and hitting over the weekend, so the team elected to give him a few days to recover. It sounds like a general day-to-day situation, so Drew could return tonight against the Chicago White Sox, but he could also require another day or two until Boston is satisfied. The back injury comes at a bad time, as Drew was hitting .321 with an OPS of .969 during the month of May. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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