Boston's Pedroia set for end-of-season surgery

BY foxsports • April 8, 2011

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will have surgery after the final game of the season to remove a stainless steel screw in his left foot, the Boston Globe reported Friday.

Pedroia said the screw, which was attached during surgery on his broken navicular bone in August, was giving him discomfort but added that he was still "good to go right now."

The highly-tipped Red Sox have recorded six straight losses since the season start, but Pedroia insisted he was planning on playing the season out.

"I'll find a way to get through this year and right after the last game it's coming out. It's kind of annoying," he said.

"Sometimes I can feel it just walking around,'' Pedroia added. "It's on the side of my foot and I can feel it when I wear dress shoes or when it's cold. It's one of those things where I can't wait to get it out.''

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