While a rash of injuries undermined the Red

Sox’ season, the Phillies overcame

their share of health issues en route to the NL Championship

Series. Here’s a look at the injuries endured by both teams.



Player Injury Games missed

RHP Boof Bonser # right groin strain 58

INF Jed Lowrie mononucleosis 94

RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (twice) neck strain, right forearm strain

*23, 14

RHP Junichi Tazawa right elbow surgery 160

OF Jacoby Ellsbury (three times) fractured ribs 37, 58, 43

OF Mike Cameron (twice) lower abdominal strain 34, 57

RHP Josh Beckett lower back, lat strain 56

OF Jeremy Hermida # fractured ribs 34

INF Mike Lowell right hip strain 34

2B Dustin Pedroia (twice) left foot fracture 44, 39

C Victor Martinez left thumb fracture 22

RHP Manny Delcarmen # right forearm strain 11

C Jason Varitek right foot fracture 58

RHP Clay Buchholz left hamstring strain 18

1B Kevin Youkilis right thumb adductor muscle tear 54

LHP Hideki Okajima right hamstring strain 20

C Kevin Cash left hamstring strain 14

INF/OF Eric Patterson neck strain 13

C Jarrod Saltalamacchia right lower leg infection 13

Total: 19 players, 24 DL stints, 1,008 games missed


Player Injury Games missed

LHP J.C. Romero left elbow surgery recovery 14

RHP Joe Blanton left oblique strain 24

LHP J.A. Happ # left forearm strain 73

RHP Ryan Madson broken right big toe 62

C Brian Schneider left Achilles strain 13

RHP Brad Lidge (twice) right elbow inflammation 21, 16

SS Jimmy Rollins (twice) right calf strain 29, 26

LHP Antonio Bastardo left elbow ulnar neuritis 25

C Carlos Ruiz concussion 20

RHP Chad Durbin right hamstring strain 18

2B Chase Utley right thumb surgery 43

LHP Jamie Moyer left elbow sprain, strain 69

3B Placido Polanco left elbow inflammation 18

CF Shane Victorino left abdominal strain 13

1B Ryan Howard left ankle strain 16

INF Ross Gload right groin strain 15

RHP Danys Baez back spasms 16

RHP Scott Mathieson # lat strain 25

Total: 18 players, 20 DL stints, 556 games missed

# = no longer on team