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Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon used Toradol

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon said he used Toradol, a legal anti-inflammatory drug, when he was with the Boston Red Sox from 2005 to 2011. It is a non-steroidal drug that Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz said might have led to esophagitis that kept him out for 20 games. Papelbon said the Phillies told him to stop taking the drug after he signed and took his physical with the team. Papelbon also said that the Red Sox weren't the only team using Toradol legally to treat their players. "It made me feel better. You had to get it about 30 minutes before a game, and it made me feel pretty damn good. It only lasted about four hours maximum. But I never saw anyone else get injected - that's the God's honest truth," Papelbon said. Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey said he was injected with Toradol about a dozen times in 2011 with the New York Mets. The drug, although legal, is raising concerns from medical experts about the effects of long-time use.

2013-02-11 09:36:38 | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

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