The Globe's Nick Cafardo reports via Twitter that Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney is expected to miss at least eight weeks after injuring his left throwing hand by punching a door in the Red Sox dugout after Tigers second baseman Omar Infante made a diving stab to rob him of a hit in the bottom of the eighth inning of last night's game.
Ryan Sweeney expected to be out eight weeks.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 31, 2012
“I just came down, walked down the stairs, and kind of punched the door a little bit,’’ said a forlorn Sweeney in the clubhouse. “I’ve done [it] before, but maybe not to this extent.’’
Sweeney injured the outside knuckle on his left pinkie and was unable to return to the game. “I just couldn’t throw the ball, so they had to put Cody in,’’ he said.
Asked last night if he felt as though he fractured it, Sweeney said, “I don’t know. I’ve never broken my hand before, so I don’t know what that feels like. I know it hurts a little bit right now.’’
Ryan Kalish will likely replace Sweeney on the Red Sox roster.
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