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NESN’s Watney on medical leave

NESN reporter Heidi Watney, who has been absent on Red Sox telecasts since the first week of the season, is on medical leave after suffering a concussion during spring training. She has not worked a game since the opening series of the season against the Yankees.

Watney said via e-mail she will be evaluated this week by her doctor and hopes to be cleared to return to work soon.

NESN has used Jade McCarthy and web site reporter Tony Lee to fill in for Watney.