Pedroia 'okay' after leaving game with leg injury

Pedroia 'okay' after leaving game with leg injury
May 24, 2011, 7:17 am
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By MaureenMullen

CLEVELAND -- Dustin Pedroia came out of Monday night's game against the Indians in the eighth inning after stumbling over second base on Adrian Gonzalezs single. He jammed his surgically repaired left ankle, but said after the game he was OK.

He experienced a similar sensation in Anaheim earlier this year.

"Similar to what I did in Anaheim," Pedroia said. "When I do something like that my leg is like a stinger like you get in football. My leg took a while to get feeling back. I was off the field already. In Anaheim the feeling came back in like a minute. Can't hold up the game that long. I slipped on the base.

"I was just trying to get the feeling back. That's the part that's weird. It was just numb. I just hit a nerve that shoots that stinger feeling up your leg."

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