NOTE: Original report on Middlebrooks injury from RedSoxLife early Wednesday evening.
The collective gasp you heard ring throughout Red Sox Nation tonight was slightly hushed as news of injured third baseman Will Middlebrooks came pouring in throughout the evening. After an awkward at bat which led to Middlebrooks walking off the field and cursing into the clubhouse, rumors began to swirl regarding the damage done to the 24-year old's right wrist. It's the same wrist Middlebrooks fractured a year ago which kept him out of action the majority of the season, and many feared that he may have re-aggravated the old injury.
As Wednesday night moved forward rumors based on fear become reports based on evidence, and all the reports regarding Middlebrooks' wrist were indicating a positive outlook, for now. It seems the Red Sox third baseman had a bit of a scare when he checked his swing during the first inning, or at least that's what he's telling us.
"I didn't think I broke it again. I...