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‘Prognosis is good’ for John Lackey after second opinion

04.09.13 at 9:26 pm ET
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John Lackey (AP)

According to a team source, after undergoing a second opinion Monday the “prognosis is good” John Lackey regarding the starter’s injured right biceps. The source did report, however, that the starter will likely miss his next turn in the rotation, which was originally scheduled for Friday against Tampa Bay.

Alfredo Aceves is a candidate to make a spot start, likely Sunday at Fenway against the Rays.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday that no tear was detected in the biceps, which was injured in the fifth inning of Lackey’s first start of the season. The initial diagnosis following Sunday’s MRI was that there was inflammation in the biceps, but nothing more serious.

Farrell also surmised prior to his team’s home opener that it was “unlikely” the righty would be able to make his next start without at least being pushed back.

For more from Farrell’s Monday morning press conference, click here.

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