Brandon Workman

Brandon Workman 2 or 3 weeks away from throwing program after receiving PRP injection

Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2015 - 7:35 am

Anytime a pitcher visits with Dr. James Andrews the news usually isn't good. For Brandon Workman, it could have been much worse as the right-hander avoided surgery and received a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection after visiting with him earlier this week. Workman will remain in Boston and begin the rehab process. "He'll remain here. He's still probably two or three weeks away from initiating any type of throwing program," manager John Farrell said. "So he'll remain here in Boston." "There are some changes to the ligament," he added. "To what extent, or percentage of tear, I don't have that. But that is why he received the injection he did." Farrell said the expectation is he will be able to pitch again this year. Workman was set to begin the year in Pawtucket's bullpen, but he had his optioned reversed as the injury first occurred while he was on the major league roster, so he is currently on the major league disabled list. For more Red Sox news, visit