Steven Wright speaks frankly about knee

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Eric D. Schabell
Contributing Writer

This week in the nation's capitol, Steven Wright was back with the team and spoke to NESN on the field frankly about his ongoing issues with his surgically repaired knee.

Monday of this week while the Red Sox were in New York, Wright was examined by his knee surgeon, Dr. Riley Williams III, at the Hospital for Special Surgery. This resulted in a platelet-rich plasma injection, a procedure that Wright also had done back in April to fight swelling in the knee.

In Washington Wright continued his throwing program and the Red Sox are hopeful that he can be put back on the active roster before the All-Star break.

He spoke frankly with NESN about his progress.

The Boston Globe spoke with manager Alex Cora who hopes to add Wright back to the rotation soon.

“He should be fine . . . things are trending in the right direction, [Sunday] was a big step for him to get on the mound,” Cora said. “I’m not saying that’s 100 percent but there might be a chance.”

Wright got a chance to spend time seeing the sights, as did other Red Sox players, while in Washington D.C this week.

Soon the knuckleball will be back at Fenway, time seem to be part of the process with reconstructive knee surgery.

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