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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Red Sox' Jake Peavy lacerates finger in freak injury (Updated)


By on 3/04/2014 04:44:00 PM

Freak Injuries. They happen.
                                                                                                                                        
Even a sport with such an emphasis on injury prevention as baseball, unexpected maladies happen nearly every season and provide excellent fodder for gossip, before reaching their final destination as a cautionary tale.

Take for example the recent case of Jake Peavy of the Boston Red Sox, who severed a tendon in his index finger on his non-pitching hand after a mishap with a fishing knife.
The veteran had his first appearance scratched as a result of the injury, and is expected to be brought upon slowly but not severely hindered by the misfortune. Boston manager John Farrell noted that the team may opt to insert a pad into Peavy's glove for added protection, and laid out the basic plan to keep him as close to schedule as possible regarding his throwing.
"He's going to be 'no-throw' for three days and then initiate a throwing program off the mound," Farrell said. "It's his non-throwing hand, so he can keep his arm in shape,
Peavy, who claimed he could of pitched on Monday if necessary, described the nature of the injury to WEEI-FM in Boston on Tuesday.

"It's a bummer. I didn't think it was that crazy bad -- to the point I didn't seek medical attention. That day we wrapped it up and went fishing. I came in here yesterday and realized we needed to have it stitched up and we would have to take some precautionary measures."
4:45 PDT Update:

According to Ian Browne of MLB.com,  Peavy threw prior to Tuesday's exhibition game utilizing another player to catch the return throws and reported no issues. His status for opening day is still to be determined.

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