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Fri, 10/02/2009 - 12:04am  

X-rays negative on Lowell's ankle

Following the Red Sox' 3-0 win over the Indians, Thursday night at Fenway Park, Mike Lowell had X-rays performed on his left ankle after the third baseman fouled off the third pitch he saw on night off, just above his lead foot. After a visit from Red Sox manager Terry Francona and head trainer Paul Lessard, Lowell remained in the game, going 1-for-4 in his first appearance since getting a shot of Synvisc and cortisone in his surgically-repaired right hip, Monday. “I was a little scared at first,” Lowell said. “Then the game took over. I was a little nervous when I went in after the game. The doc hit a couple of pressure points and I told him it was a little sore. He was like, ‘Let’s get some X-rays’, but it was negative. I didn’t want to not get at-bats. That’s why I didn’t want to come out of the game. I think it’s important to get at-bats.” Lowell also reported that his hip was "moving more than ever" and that the shots seemed to have had a positive effect. For more see the Full Count Blog.




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