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Josh Beckett shows warning signs

Postgame comments indicate ankle injury could be more than typical sprain

Updated: September 6, 2011, 9:40 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Sprained ankle?

That's not as innocuous as it sounds. Let's just say Josh Beckett and the Boston Red Sox are both hoping against hope that the popping sound he heard Monday wasn't the sound of ligaments tearing in his right ankle. Which is an ankle sprain all right, but about as severe as one can be.

Beckett has been an athlete his entire life, long enough to know what a garden-variety sprained ankle feels like. Monday afternoon in Toronto, whatever he felt in his ...

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