Jonathan Papelbon-R- Red Sox Sep. 1 - 11:02 pm et
Manager Terry Francona said Jonathan Papelbon felt a burning sensation in his shoulder before being removed from Friday's game in the ninth inning.
Papelbon wasn't still in pain after the game, which may be a good sign. Perhaps the best-case scenario here would be some sort of pinched nerve. He was shaking his hand after getting hurt, suggesting a momentarily loss of feeling. The worst-case scenarios are major rotator-cuff or labrum tears, sidelining him well into 2007. It could be a couple of days before the Red Sox know anything for sure. For what it's worth, Papelbon didn't seem to think it was an especially significant injury.