Koji Uehara out for season with fracture near wrist

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MIAMI — Red Sox closer Koji Uehara joked Friday night that he would pitch again in a few days despite being struck on the right wrist by a line drive. Instead, his season is over.

Uehara has a non-displaced distal radius fracture and will be placed on the disabled list. He is expected to make a full recovery, according to the Red Sox.
The radius is a bone in the forearm, with the distal end closest to the wrist. Such fractures are common, but the circumstances for Uehara were anything but.

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