Dustin Pedroia To Receive PRP Injection After Hamstring Injury (Video)

Dustin Pedroia’s start to the second was far from ideal.

In the first six games after the Major League Baseball All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox second baseman went 1-for-22 at the plate and reaggravated his hamstring injury.

As a result, Boston placed Pedroia back on the DL before its 5-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Saturday.

“We had the rainout so I played a few games and had a day off,” Pedroia said on “Red Sox Final” after Saturday’s loss. “I came in after the second Houston game and I’m like, ‘Hey I might need a day off just to get my legs underneath me.’ Then the next day I came in and it was black and blue. The training staff was like, ‘Hey let’s go get a follow-up and look at it.'”

That follow-up took place Saturday morning, which led to Pedroia getting the same platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection Clay Buchholz received Wednesday.

“So that’s basically where we’re at,” Pedroia continued. “Going forward, I think Monday I’m going to get a PRP (injection), and we have to make sure — let it heal and calm down so this isn’t a problem going forward.”

Thumbnail photo via Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports Images

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