According to Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell the shot of Synvisc administered to his surgically-repaired right hip went well, with the doctors discovering more fluid in the area than originally anticipated. "I guess the main thing was that they weren't really expecting to find fluid in there, but they ended up finding a significant amount of fluid so I think that's a good thing," Lowell said. "They took the bad stuff out and put the good stuff in. I'm a little bruised from the injection itself but I do feel I have a lot more mobility. I think I'll be able to tell more tomorrow when I get stretched out and stuff.
"At least for me mentally, it's a comforting feeling, that there was fluid in there and they took it out. It explains why there was discomfort. It makes a lot more sense to me. You can bank on the fact that everything structurally is fine and your body is trying to protect itself when it's in a vulnerable state. If there wasn't fluid I would say 'What's causing it?' I'm happy they found it. But I think the next few days will be big."
Lowell reported that he most likely won't be traveling to Baltimore to join the team either Tuesday or Wednesday, and views Thursday as a key day in regards to determining whether or not he will have to go on the 15-day disabled list. "If I don't have a big improvement in mobility and flexibility and all of that I have to believe their going to think of something DL-wise, but if I feel really good I might play Friday," he said. "So Thursday is probably the day we chart what's going on."
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