With the Boston Red Sox now in recovery mode following their historic collapse, one of their key players will being going under the knife this week and will try to make a recovery of his own. Starting third baseman Kevin Youkilis is likely to undergo surgery on Tuesday to help fix a Sports Hernia injury that plagued the second half of his season.
According to WEEI.com, Youkilis will explore any non-surgical opportunities that there may be. Even with Surgery, he isn't expected to miss to much time.
If Youkilis does undergo the surgical procedure, it is expected he will be able to begin physical activities in 4-6 weeks, with no limitations anticipated heading into spring training. (via WEEI)
Youkilis was placed on the 60-Day Disabled List after the team officially shut him down on September 15. After a spectacular first half that earned him an All-Star bearth, Youkilis was limited to just 12 games in August and 10 games in September. During that time, Youk hit just under .200 and did not have a home run. Youkilis ended up finishing the season hitting .258 with 17 homers and 80 RBIs.