Jake Peavy injured his left index finger this past weekend. Credit: Getty Images
Without question, starter Jake Peavy has had the strangest offseason of any Red Sox player.
It began with Peavy purchasing a Duck Boat during Boston’s championship parade and ended in less desirable fashion as he sliced open his left index finger with a fishing knife last Saturday. The fiery righty said that he cut the digit on a fishing trip with his son.
“I promised my little boy I would take him fishing so we went to Bass Pro [Shops] and we bought us some rods and reels,” Peavy told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. “(The injury happened) trying to cut the wire tie that was holding them together. Using the knife with my right hand and holding the rod with my left and when I broke the wire tire it struck the knuckle pretty good.
“It’s a bummer. I didn’t think it was that crazy bad to the point I didn’t seek medical attention. That day we wrapped it up and went fishing. I came in here (Sunday) and realized we needed to have it stitched up and we would have to take some precautionary measures. You just don’t want to risk infection. I could go out and play today if it was a must, but you can’t risk infection and let it sweat.”
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