Clay Buchholz: Good news on injury

Updated: July 8, 2011, 1:20 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz said Thursday night that he received a cortisone shot in his back on Tuesday and he's hoping to begin throwing in some capacity on Sunday before the All-Star break.

Buchholz visited with back specialist Craig Brigham on Tuesday in North Carolina and the doctor found no serious issues other than the strain.

"It's definitely good news," Buchholz said. "Structurally there's no damage. My thoughts going in, I was thinking they were going to tell ...

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