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Sunday, February 15, 2009

J.D. Drew still with back problems

FORT MYERS, Fla. _ The first official day for position players to report is Monday, but all ready J.D. Drew is dealing with back issues. The Sox' right fielder missed 33 games late ilast season with a herniated disk and it didn't get any better during the offseason.

"It's not bad," he said. "It's still pretty stiff. I've fought it all offseason. It's been one of them injuries that has kind of lingered. I've been able to hit, run and all that stuff, but some days I wake up stiff and some days it doesn't seem to be too bad. I'm in the maintenance stages and worked during the offseason to keep it strong. Everything is well enough to play. I just need to isolate it and try to keep it from flaring up too bad."

He had a MRI taken after the season was over. He said Sunday afternoon the herniated disk is causing the stiffness. click here to read ProJo story

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