Clay Buchholz Receives Injection In Injured Elbow, Extending Recovery Time

Clay Buchholz will be on the shelf for longer than originally anticipated.

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Wednesday in Houston that Buchholz received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his injured right elbow from Dr. James Andrews, who confirmed the team’s initial diagnosis of a strained flexor muscle.

Farrell said the injection will extend Buchholz’s recovery time but added that he does expect the right-hander to pitch again this...

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