Mike Lowell will play on with broken rib

Updated: September 4, 2010, 6:11 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell admitted Saturday afternoon that he has been playing with a fractured rib since colliding with the Toronto Blue Jays' John McDonald in an Aug. 20 game at Fenway Park.

When he first suffered the injury he thought it was just a bruise, but a week later the soreness did not subside. When the Red Sox were in Tampa last weekend, Lowell met with the Rays' team doctor and had an X-ray taken.

"The rehab I have to do is the ...

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