Jenks (back) could miss start of spring training


Jenks (back) could miss start of spring training

Bobby Jenks couldn't stay healthy in 2011, his first season with the Red Sox. And it appears as though 2012 will start out with more of the same for Jenks.

According to multiple reports, the right-handed reliever has undergone a second procedure on his back and may not be ready for the start of the spring.

The procedure reportedly came about a month after Jenks underwent surgery to remove bone fragments in his lower back.

The Boston Globe was the first to report the story.

Jenks is expected to be sidelined for about eight weeks.

Signed to a two-year, 12 million deal by the Red Sox last off-season after five years with the White Sox, Jenks appeared in just 19 games last year because of injury. In that limited time, he compiled a 6.32 ERA.

With injuries to both ankles, Smart unlikely to play tonight


With injuries to both ankles, Smart unlikely to play tonight

PHILADELPHIA – Things have only gotten worse for the Celtics on the injury front.
Marcus Smart, who replaced an injured Gordon Hayward (left ankle) in the Celtics’ starting lineup, is now unlikely to suit up for tonight’s game against Philadelphia.


Smart, whose left ankle was heavily wrapped prior to Boston’s shoot-around this morning, said he rolled both ankles in the 108-100 loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he had not made a decision on who would replace Smart in the Celtics’ starting lineup tonight.
“We’ll do some work all day and pre-game and make a final determination,” Stevens said.
More to come …