Price made his next scheduled start on April 17, but Red Sox manager Alex Cora does not know how long the second occurrence injury could sideline the left hander.
I’m not saying that he’ll miss the next start or there’s a DL situation here, Cora said. But obviously we want to make sure what’s going on with him.
Cora said, to his knowledge, the numbness was not an issue in any of Price’s five starts following his brief April 11 outing.
Cora was not at the bullpen session, which coaches and Price ended early.
In the later Western Conference playoff game, the New Orleans Pelicans, down 3-1, fight for survival against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Thuney has been a constant along the Patriots offensive line since being drafted in the third round out of North Carolina State in 2016. The past two years he’s missed a grand total of nine snaps, most when the games were in hand.
If Thuney suffers a setback, it could alter the team’s plans with first-round offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, who many scouts viewed as a guard entering the draft. The Patriots lost long-time left tackle Nate Solder to the New York Giants in free agency. Wynn or newly acquired Trent Brown could replace Solder, assuming Thuney’s surgery doesn’t throw a wrench into that position battle.
Marlon Mack is one name that comes to mind. A fourth-rounder out of South Florida, Mack showed flashes as a rookie last season (583 yards and four touchdowns on 114 touches) but was never able to overtake Frank Gore for top billing in Indy’s backfield. Gore, of course, has moved on to Miami, leaving Mack atop the Colts’ running back depth chart. Fifth-round rookie Jordan Wilkins should be involved on some level while Robert Turbin (eight touchdowns in 2016) has the potential to be a goal-line nuisance.