Red Sox prospect Ryan Kalish confirmed a report in the Globe on Sunday that he has a torn labrum in his left shoulder that could require surgery.
Here is what Kalish told Pawtucket broadcaster Dan Hoard:
“They’ve described it as a partially torn labrum and a SLAP tear. They say that it’s very possible that I’ll be fine with rehab, so that’s a good thing. But it also could go the other way where we might not be as lucky. We’ll see. I’m going to push the rehab and I’m optimistic that I’m going to be back shorter than everyone says or thinks.”
“I don’t really have a timetable and I really don’t know what the rehab is. Right now I’m just doing whatever our trainer Jon (Jochim) tells me to do. … I don’t want this to be a long thing and I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that it’s not a long thing.”
Two sources told the Globe that Kalish would be evaluated again in 2-3 weeks to determine whether surgery is needed. Because the injury is to his throwing shoulder, that increases the chances of an operation being needed. In most cases, SLAP tears (superior labral tear from anterior to posterior) require surgery.
Kalish was injured on Thursday making a diving catch.