The left-hander of the Red Sox, Eduardo Rodriguez, advised him to rest his right knee for three to four weeks, according to reports.
Renowned surgeon James Andrews found no ligament damage and recommended that Rodriguez take his time to allow the subluxation he suffered in the knee to heal, rather than opt for surgery. CSNNE.com was the first to report on Andrews’ recommendation.
Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list on Friday, a day after his worst start to the season. Before the game against the Orioles on Thursday, the southpaw slipped and fell while flipping over flat ground, but felt well enough to pitch. However, he allowed seven earned runs in 5.2 innings.
Rodriguez was living his best season and had been one of the Red Sox’s most consistent starters. He had 3.54 ERA in 61 episodes spread over 10 starts.
Surgery remains a possibility for Rodriguez, but in that case he would be out for five to six months. If the injury gets worse things would get more complicated, as Rodriguez had the same injury in spring training in 2016.
At the moment, Boston received good news for its rotation with the return of the star left-hander David Price.