BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox center fielder Mike Cameron will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle.
Manager Terry Francona says he doesn't know the exact date of the surgery, but it's necessary to get the 37-year-old outfielder on pace to return next spring.
Cameron was placed on the disabled list for the second time this season on August 2. He missed 34 games early in the season due to the injury.
Cameron has tried to play through the injury since early in the season. Limited to just 48 games, he hit .259 with four homers with 15 RBIs.
"Going further is going to bite into a chunk of next year," Francona said.
Jacoby Ellsbury, the team's other center fielder at the start of the season, may also be done for the year.
Both the outfielder and manager said he has a broken rib. Ellsbury was placed on the DL for the third time this season with a rib injury.
"It's a broken rib in the back," Ellsbury said of his exam by Dr. Yocum in California on Monday. "When I come back I'll be stronger than ever."
Francona said "I don't know if it's realistic" if he'll return and the timetable was four to six weeks for it to heal."
Francona made his remarks before Boston hosted the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
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Two dogs attacked a woman and her toddler son on an East County roadside Thursday, leaving them seriously injured, authorities said.
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