Carl Crawford hopes for Tommy John surgery
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Carl Crawford is hoping for surgery next week.
According to the Boston Globe, Crawford is planning to ask Red Sox management for permission to have season ending Tommy John surgery.
Although the timetable on the surgery is unclear, Crawford reportedly is hoping to go under the knife next week.
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington responded, “The decision will be made on what's best for Crawford and not the standings."
When Bobby Valentine was asked about it Saturday night, the Red Sox manager said, "I might have to have surgery too - a frontal labotomy."
Crawford missed 91 games this year recovering from off-season wrist surgery and after partially tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow back in April.
Crawford vowed to play through the pain - hoping to give the Red Sox a chance to make a playoff run.
Now 4 games under .500, it is highly unlikely the team will be playing much October baseball.