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Surgery for Coco

Posted by Gordon Edes, Globe Staff  September 22, 2006 04:47 PM

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Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that Coco Crisp is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left index finger Monday.

We're still awaiting some word of explanation from team medical director Thomas Gill--Francona said Gill would offer further details--but there is a fracture in the bone that will require a pin or a screw to be inserted.

At this point, I cannot tell you with any certainty whether there is some separation at the point where the bone fractured back in April. I assume that to be the case, but that is purely speculation on my part. I am sure Dr. Gill will elaborate later tonight in a statement. Crisp is back in Boston. Francona said he will be ready for the start of spring training.

Here are tonight's lineups:

Red Sox
Pedroia, 2B
Loretta, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, LF
Lowell, 3B
Wily Mo Pena, RF
Mirabelli, C
Kapler, CF
Gonzalez, SS
Tavarez, P

Blue Jays
Johnson, LF
Catalonotto, DH
Wells, CF
Overbay, 1B
Glaus, 3B
Rios, RF
Molina, C
Hill, 2B
Adams, SS
Lilly, P

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