The news of David Price's elbow injury -- which was treated as a sign of the apocalypse in some corners of Red Sox Nation when it was announced this morning -- has suddenly taken a turn for the better.
First, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe Tweeted that the injury might not be a serious as first sounded:
Pre-2nd opinion, my understanding is that David Price is optimistic he does not have a serious injury. Red Sox being ultra-cautious— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) March 2, 2017
Abraham also said Price is "not despondent," an emotion you might expect from a pitcher who thought he needed elbow surgery:
Price is not despondent from what I’ve been able to learn. Obviously all concerned waiting to see what Andrews (or ElAttrache) says.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) March 2, 2017
And then there was more good news after the Red Sox' exhibition victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, via Tim Britton of the Providence Journal:
Price was in “much better spirits” today than yesterday, Farrell said. Arm was feeling better.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) March 2, 2017
Price will still be getting a second medical opinion on Friday. Manager John Farrell said after the game that results of the first MRI were "inconclusive". Farrell said the first MRI did show swelling and some fluid buildup.