BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has experienced a bit of a setback as he tries to get his left wrist ready for the regular season.
According to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, Crawford did not take any swings on Friday and has been put on medication for inflammation in his wrist.
While he is concerned, Crawford said doctors do not think the inflammation is too bad.
“I’m always concerned when there’s a setback. I don’t know how bad it is. But according to the doctor it doesn’t look that bad,” Crawford told Abraham. “I was feeling real good, too. I wasn’t expecting this.”
“I think it was from all that bunting. I did a lot of extra bunting,” said Crawford, who did several rounds of bunting drills on Wednesday.
When Spring Training began, it was believed Crawford miss the first couple weeks of the regular season. Crawford recently stated he hoped to be ready for Opening Day, but April 5 in Detroit may be out of the question given the recent setback.
Crawford hit .255 with 11 home runs and 56 RBI last season, his first with the Red Sox after signing a seven-year, $142 million contract.