After getting hit in the head on Thursday, Stephen Drew is suffering from the symptoms of a mild concussion.
He felt fine initially, but according to manager John Farrell, he started to experience slightly blurred vision that evening when he was reading. He was originally in the line up for Friday’s game against the Twins, but he was scratched as a precautionary measure.
With growing concerns about the long-term effects of concussions grabbing headlines in other sports, Major League Baseball adopted a new policy for treating concussions before the 2011 season. Under that policy, there is a standard review and evaluation process for head injuries.
The Red Sox have stated that Drew will go through Dr. Gary Green in
Without Drew, the Red Sox will primarily rely on Jose Iglesias at shortstop over the next few days.