CHICAGO -- The Red Sox released a statement Thursday night clarifying the condition of Carl Crawford's left elbow.
Carl Crawford was examined by the Red Sox medical staff. He was diagnosed as having a left elbow ulnar collateral ligament sprain. A conservative treatment protocol was recommended. Carl was also examined by Dr. James Andrews who was in agreement with the assessment and plan. Carl received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and will be shut down from baseball activity during the initial phase of his treatment.
Crawford's examination with Dr. Andrews took place Thursday afternoon. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine explained Wednesday that the outfielder wanted to get a second opinion on his elbow after experiencing some discomfort earlier in the week throwing the ball in during batting practice.
Valentine said on the WEEI pregame show Wednesday night that Crawford had felt discomfort in the elbow upon arriving at spring training but never mentioned it to the coaching or training staff.
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