Chris Sale injury: Red Sox lefty undergoes surgery on broken pinky;  The team hopes he can pitch again in 2022

Chris Sale injury: Red Sox lefty undergoes surgery on broken pinky; The team hopes he can pitch again in 2022

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Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a fractured finger on his throwing hand. The club announced. The procedure was an “open reduction and internal fixation of a proximal phalanx fracture of the left fifth finger” and was performed at the Newton-Wellesley Outpatient Surgery Center in Wellesley, MA. A member of the organization said Chris Cotillo It is possible that sales could pitch again this season.

Sale suffered the injury when a line drive off the bat of Aaron Hicks hit him in Sunday’s 13-2 loss to the New York Yankees. The Red Sox later announced the injury as a left fifth finger fracture, or pinky fracture.

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“I knew right away,” Tell the cell The Boston Globe. “When something like that happens, you get the feeling of cold water running through your body.”

It was Sale’s second start of the 2022 season. He returned from a stress fracture in his rib cage, which he suffered late in spring training on July 12. On Sunday, Sale, who replaced Hirokazu Sawamura after an injury, allowed three runs (two earned) in just 2/3 innings. The one inning result raised Sale’s ERA after two starts to 3.18. The 33-year-old is in the third year of a five-year, $145 million deal with Boston.

The struggling Red Sox, who have lost five of their last six and nine of their last 12 entering Sunday’s rubber match, are already plagued by injuries in the rotation. Currently, five starting pitchers — Rich Hill, Connor Seibold, Michael Wacha, Josh Winkowski and James Paxton — are in the IL for Boston. Sale’s hit will likely accelerate the front office’s efforts to acquire rotation help leading up to the Aug. 2 trade deadline, but ownership’s commitment to invest in the roster has been missing for some time.

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