Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters on Wednesday that lefty David Price has a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome, but could still make his next start. The outing would likely take place on Saturday against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
UPDATE (Friday): Price has been cleared to make his next start on Saturday and denied that video games caused his carpal tunnel syndrome.
Price is expected to re-join the team in New York on Thursday for a bullpen session. He was scratched from his scheduled start against the Yankees on Wednesday night, sparking fears of a more long-term injury concern.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects the wrist, is typically the result of repetitive wrist and hand movements brought on by activities such as typing or playing musical instruments. Price’s case has invited speculation that it could have been caused by excessively playing video games. His and the Red Sox’ interest in the popular survival game Fortnite was spotlighted in a recent column by The Athletic’s Jen McCaffrey.
For now, Price looks to have possibly avoided a long-term injury. But Cora would not rule out the lefty needing a stint on the 10-day disabled list before returning to the Red Sox rotation.
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