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Josh Beckett To Undergo Surgery On Ribs

Josh Beckett will undergo season-ending surgery this week to remove a rib and relieve pressure on a nerve thats been causing hand numbness for several years.

Its a potentially career-threatening injury for the 33-year-old right-hander and Beckett talked to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times about how much the hand numbness has impacted his performance (and life):

"Id try to drive with my right hand and my right hand would go numb. Id throw a bullpen, and I couldnt feel my hand. Being ready for next year, and for spring training, without any limitations is probably the most realistic goal."

Source: Aaron Gleeman, Hardball Talk


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