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Dustin Pedroia Will Have Right Knee Examined, Surgery A Possibility

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned to Boston Thursday to have his right knee examined after an injury on May 16 against the Baltimore Orioles

Pedroia suffered the injury when fielding a ball that deflected off the chest of pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. He fielded the ball and landed on his knee, causing an injury.

The test will be performed with what Pedroia described as "a needle with a camera on it," and indicate the need for surgery for the former AL Rookie of the Year and MVP.

"It could keep me out a month,'' he said after last night's 11-6 victory against the Yankees. "It's not what I want. But I have to get it checked out. It's been bothering me a lot.'' (via Boston Globe)

According to Pedroia, his recent struggles at the plate are attributed to the injury. Pedroia is batting .247 with four home runs, 22 RBI and a .338 on base percentage in 59 games this season.

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