Does Dustin Pedroia—Or Any Pro Athlete—Have A Right To Privacy?

Sports and Society Administrator October 19, 2013 0

By MATT MCCARTHY | October 18, 2013

“The bearded, hundred-million-dollar face of the Red Sox franchise played through much of the 2013 season with an injury he wishes you never heard about. And the thing is, maybe you shouldn’t have.

On Opening Day, Dustin Pedroia slid headfirst into first base in the ninth inning of an 8-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. The pain in his left hand was sharp and immediate and an MRI soon revealed that second baseman had a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of his left thumb, a condition also known as Gamekeeper’s Thumb1.

Neither Pedroia nor the Red Sox initially acknowledged the thumb injury until late May, when the news was leaked to the press. While the details surrounding the second baseman’s injury—and his insistence to play through the pain—were intriguing if not outright endearing to fans, Pedroia was not pleased that the information was made public.”

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