Boston Pitcher Lackey Leaves First Start Since 2011 with Biceps Strain
Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey left the game in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays with a right biceps strain. It was his first time on the mound since Tommy John surgery 17 months ago.
He grabbed his arm after throwing a 2-and-2 pitch to Jose Reyes. The infield, manager John Farrell, and team trainer Rick Jameyson quickly came to Lackey’s aid. Observers could immediately see something was wrong. His right arm was very limp and Lackey appeared to be in an enormous amount of pain.
Replays showed something seemed wrong with him before the pitch that hurt him. After that pitch he stretched out his arm and grabbed it in obvious discomfort. The injury happened mid-pitch the following throw.
Lackey was pitching really well. In 4 1/3 innings he had 8 strikeouts, 0 walks, 5 hits, and 2 ERs. Breitbart Sports will update when more information is available. While it is not his elbow, such strains can be serious.
Toronto defeated Boston 5-0.