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Buchholz has stress fracture, not done for year

Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:13 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2011 6:19 pm
 
BuchholzBy Evan Brunell

Clay Buchholz has been confirmed to sport a stress fracture in his back, specifically in his L2 (lumbar) vertebrae, CSNNE.com reports.

Manager Terry Francona didn't rule Buchholz out for the rest of the year, but it's likely that he will be unavailable to pitch. It's possible he could make it back for the end of September or the postseason, but he would not have any minor-league games to rehab in. Surgery is not required; he will simply rest and rehabilitate his back.

"My aim is to try and get back for the postseason and to try and help this team win," Buchholz told the Boston Globe.

Buchholz landed on the map last season by posting a 2.33 ERA in 28 starts, finishing sixth in Cy Young Award voting. This year, Buchholz had a 3.48 ERA in 14 starts, striking out 60 and walking 31 over 82 2/3 innings. The Red Sox acquired Erik Bedard at the trade deadline in an attempt to fill the void. Bedard will make his first start on Thursday against the Indians.

The team released a statement saying there's no timetable for his return:
“Clay has a stress fracture in his lumbar spine.  He is responding to treatments and his symptoms are improving.  We have sent Clay to see three spine specialists, who all agree that the injury is stable and will heal on its own.  Clay will follow a five-step structured rehabilitation program, which will progress as his symptoms allow.  When completed, Clay will be cleared to resume throwing.  There is currently no time frame on his return, and his return this season has not been ruled out.”
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Buchholz has stress fracture, not done for year

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Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Buchholz has stress fracture, not done for year


The team released a statement saying there's no timetable for his return


David Wright had a stress fracture in his back and missed about 6 weeks. He's come back with a vengeance. It's possible Buchholtz could return in the last week or 2 and get in a start. If they have him healthy by the post-season, they'll be in solid shape.



Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Buchholz has stress fracture, not done for year

how nice of him to try to grace us with his presence...talented head case...get ready sox fans this guy will disappear & reappear for years to come..I'll take classy gamer wakefield over this wuss any day...go bedard!!!



Since: Feb 6, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Buchholz has stress fracture, not done for year

It's not the end of the world for Sox fans with the lineup hitting the way it is and I'm not convinced Theo is done yet. I would however feel a lot more comfortable with Bucky pitching the way he did last year. Defense and Pitching are what wins championships and it's looking better for Philly right now.



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Buchholz has stress fracture, not done for year

Yeah, I hear arthritic hips are tough too, how's A-Roid doing?  Think he can bring a walker to the plate in 6-7 years?  I'll refrain from making "fast" comments about your grandmother.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Buchholz has stress fracture, not done for year

This injury stinks of future issues for Clay Buchholz. My grandmother with osteoperosis had the same injury, her fastball has never been the same since. Maybe he should talk to David Ortiz and Josh Beckett and get some "help" to come back quicker for the Sux. No Clay, no WS kids.  



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Buchholz has stress fracture, not done for year

Sox are basically aready in the playoffs  ....  so Buchholz can take all the time he needs to recover.    Come playoffs, he'll be rested and ready to go ... and with Lester and Beckett leading the way at 1-2, the Sox have no worries.   Winning the division would be nice, but getting to the playoffs with a full arsenal is more important.   Sox pretty much OWN the Spanks this year ... so not having home advantage won't matter one bit if we happen to take the WC.   GO SOX!



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:34 pm
 

Buchholz has stress fracture, not done for year

Ill take beckett, lester, buccholz and bedard as the 4th man in the playoffs.. sounds good


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