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Carl Crawford Injury Update: Red Sox Outfielder Headed For Surgery, According To Report

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford seems destined to have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, maybe as early as Tuesday. On Sunday night, the team denied that a decision had been made.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that the club would meet with Crawford on Monday to determine what would be the best course of action.

"We want to make a focused decision tomorrow on what's best for Carl," Cherington said. "Listen to him, look at all the available information and figure out if this is something that needs to be fixed (immediately) or if he can continue to play with it."

Crawford has been trying to play through pain in his surgically repaired left wrist. He played in Sunday's game against the Yankees and was 1-for-4 at the plate. Crawford has been limited to just 31 games this season due to his injuries.

If Crawford goes through with the surgery, it is estimated that he could miss six to nine months for recovery time.

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