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Red Sox Trying to Figure Out What's Wrong with Beckett

| by Off The Record

Boston Red Sox fans can’t be in a great mood lately. The Red Sox have fallen 2.5 games behind the New York Yankees while losing four of their last five. Now, it’s time to throw some injury news in the mix.

Josh Beckett messed up his ankle on Monday and they called it at the time an ankle sprain. Well, now it seems that it’s not an ankle sprain, but could be something a lot less serious…or a lot more serious. Depends on which chart is right.

“It felt like it was locked up and then it popped in and out of socket or something, I don’t know,” Beckett said. “I’ve never had anything like this. I could wake up tomorrow and feel like playing basketball. We’ll just see.”

That’s not the kind of “certainty” Red Sox nation wants to hear right now. Not from a guy who has been lights out this year with a 12-5 record to go with a 2.49 ERA.

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“It was hurting me pretty bad,” Beckett said. “For me to take that much time trying to gather myself, I mean it was bothering me. Usually I’ll try and hurry up and throw another pitch and see if it goes away.”

It’s probably safe to say that the Red Sox are in seriously postseason trouble without Beckett. He was sent back to Boston to see a specialist, so we’ll probably know more in a bit. Stay tuned on this one.