Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale suffers incredibly unfortunate season-ending injury
Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale will miss the remainder of the MLB season after suffering a serious hand injury over the weekend.
The Boston Red Sox will undergo a roster change after its left-hander pitcher, Chris Sale, had to undergo surgery on Monday, the team announced via Twitter.
"Left-handed pitcher Chris Sale underwent an open reduction and internal fixation of a right distal radius (wrist) fracture," the statement read, adding that the procedure was successful.
Sale apparently suffered the injury in a bike accident on Saturday.
The 33-year-old is projected to return for the beginning of spring training in 2023, according to the team's statement.
A seven-time All-Star, Sale hoped to return by September following a fractured rib cage and finger surgery that left him missing the beginning of the 2022 season.
Sale already missed action in 2020 after a Tommy John surgery and only returned last year for nine starts.
In 2019, the former Chicago White Sox player signed a five-year, $145 million contract extension with the Red Sox.
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