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Youkilis expects to play Wednesday

Updated: July 7, 2010, 11:57 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- You understand when there's a collision, or a ball is fouled off a foot or a thumb.

But to lose a player when he's stepping into the batter's box, before the pitcher has even released the ball? Even for a team that has learned to expect calamity to come calling, Kevin Youkilis' injury Tuesday night was a novel experience.

"I don't think anybody knew what happened,'' Red Sox catcher Kevin Cash said. "All of a sudden we look and he's sitting down next ...

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