Boston Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia to have thumb surgery

Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after game six of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 6-1 to win the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

You may have forgotten considering Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia put up a .301 average alongside 84 RBI, 91 runs and solid defense this year, but the infielder has been dealing with a torn thumb ligament since the opening days of the season.

It’s something he’ll be dealing with no more as Pedroia is expected to undergo thumb surgery in the ‘next couple of weeks’:

Dustin Pedroia says on WEEI he expects to have thumb surgery “in a couple of weeks.”

Given Pedroia didn’t immediately undergo an operation (or at least just after the parade) suggests that the recovery time for the operation isn’t all that bad.

Either way, pretty tough sledding by Pedroia to play an entire season with a torn thumb ligament. And not only that, but he produced both offensively and defensively in the process.

It’s not expected that the operation will have any impact on Pedroia’s return next season as he should be more than ready for 2014 Spring Training.

Topics: Boston Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia

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