Statement from the Red Sox regarding Crawford

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox issued the following statement today in regards to outfielder Carl Crawford:

"Carl Crawford was examined by the Red Sox medical staff.  He was diagnosed as having a left elbow ulnar collateral ligament sprain.  A conservative treatment protocol was recommended.  Carl was also examined by Dr. James Andrews who was in agreement with the assessment and plan.  Carl received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and will be shut down from baseball activity during the initial phase of his treatment."