Carl Crawford: 'I Thought I Would Be Fine By Now'

After being way ahead of schedule in his rehab schedule, injured Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford suffered a setback on Friday and has re-aggravated his ailing left wrist.

On Monday, we got word from team doctors and manager Bobby Valentine that Crawford would be sidelined from hitting or fielding for 5-7 days, and that he probably will not be in the Opening Day lineup against the Detroit Tigers. In speaking with reporters today, he's just going to go with the flow.

"Just took it in stride. There isn't too much I can do," he said. "I just have to go with the flow and do whatever I can. ... At the end of the day, it's probably best to wait until it heals correctly and that way I can be strong and I don't have to worry about it happening again."

Crawford later added, "I thought I would have been fine by now."

Spring Training is not only a chance for players to get back in the feel of things mentally, but it's also a chance to get some seasoning, before the regular season even starts. For Crawford, he's a little disappointed that he won't get the chance to play in Spring games, and it still remains a mystery to him as to how much time it will be before he's in the Red Sox starting lineup.

"That's the question I really don't know," he said. "I just have to get out there and see how I'm feeling. Normally for me I would like to get a lot of ABs, so whatever that number is I'm going to try and get up there to where I'm feeling good and have confidence when I come back." (via WEEI)

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