Bill Carey
Friday June 8th, 2012

Carl Crawford, Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford can begin a throwing program in his recovery from wrist and elbow injury. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford has reached the final stage of his recovery from elbow and wrist injuries and has been cleared to begin throwing, reports the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham.

Crawford began the season on the DL with the left wrist injury. His elbow started bothering him in April, Abraham reports. Crawford received a platelet-rich plasma injection on April 26 to help heal the injury.

“My wrist is great,’’ Crawford told Abraham. “I don’t even get treatment for that anymore. It’s pretty much 100 percent at this point.’’

“My elbow feels a lot better,’’ he continued. “We’ll know for sure once I start throwing...I don’t know how long that will take (before returning to the lineup). I hope not too long. I hate not playing.’’

Crawford will start his program with throws from 60 feet away, Abraham reports. Once he can make the necessary throws from left field to the cut-off man, he can begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment.

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