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Dr. Flynn’s Mailbag: On Hightower, Amendola, Pedroia and Hayward’s timeline

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Question on Hightower -- reports are that teams knew he had a partially torn pec in March. I would assume that the Patriots knew that also. Would it have been advisable to fix the issue in March, or if he had undergone surgery then would he have missed the season anyway? 
(Troy Anderson)