Boston, MA - The city of Boston is known for sports, but they are not immune to injuries to some of their best athletes. It happens to every team, including the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Celtics.
Currently, the Celtics are probably in the best position in terms of their injured players. Kyrie Irving continues to go through the motions for injury recovery and Gordon Hayward was recently announced by Boston to be meeting with the media tomorrow afternoon. According to inside sources, the expectation is that Hayward will be in prime position to return to the team in time for the season opener.
As for the Patriots, the situation is a little less ideal. In the early parts of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, it seemed like Jeremy Hill was going to be the backfield breakout for New England. That was until he tore his ACL trying to recover a fumble and will now be out for the entirety of the 2018 season. This leaves opportunities for James White, Rex Burkhead, and Sony Michel to rise to the occasion and take the role of lead rusher for the Patriots.
Lastly, the Boston Red Sox have gone through an injury-related swoon as of late that has left their team in a less than ideal position for September baseball. However, with players beginning to return, they might be gearing up for a very healthy October. For one, Chris Sale pitched one solid inning of work yesterday against the Toronto Blue Jays, setting himself up for a return to form. Boston ended up winning the game thanks to a clutch home run from Brock Holt.
Additionally, pitcher Steven Wright and third baseman Rafael Devers have been activated from the disabled list and they each should become crucial role pieces for the team going forward. Reliever Matt Barnes has also resumed throwing bullpen sessions and there have been rumors that Dustin Pedroia is potentially eyeing a return to the lineup.
Boston has been battered as of late, but it seems like things are starting to come together!