Statement from the Boston Red Sox regarding Dustin Pedroia

The Boston Red Sox issued the following statement today in regards to second baseman Dustin Pedroia:

"Dustin Pedroia hyperextended his right thumb on July 3, 2012.  He was examined by the Red Sox medical staff and an MRI was performed.  Dustin sustained an injury to the volar plate of his right thumb.  Dustin will be treated conservatively with a brief period of immobilization.  The previous injury to his right thumb adductor muscle has completely healed.  This was confirmed by MRI."