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Bobby Jenks had serious back issue

Updated: February 24, 2012, 11:13 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In December, Bobby Jenks was not just fearful that his career was in jeopardy -- the right-handed reliever was terrified for his life.

The Red Sox reliever said Thursday that "a mistake" made during back surgery performed by a Red Sox-recommended medical team led to infection and an emergency second operation to correct what he termed a life-threatening situation.

Jenks had surgery to remove bone spurs in his back on Dec. 12 at Massachusetts General Hospital. The ...

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