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Kevin Youkilis eyes October return

Updated: August 17, 2010, 10:48 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- On the last night he played before going on the disabled list, Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis said he was wearing a thumb guard to protect his right thumb because it already was bruised and swollen for more than a week.

Youkilis, who spoke with reporters Tuesday with his thumb in a cast, said doctors are not certain when he sustained the injury, a torn adductor muscle in the palm of his right hand that connects to the thumb and draws it into the hand and ...

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