Red Sox's Sale has surgery on broken left pinkie

Red Sox's Sale has surgery on broken left pinkie

Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale had surgery on his broken left pinkie finger on Monday, a day after it was hit by a line drive in a game against the New York Yankees.

The team called the surgery successful but did not give a timetable for his return. A broken bone usually takes four to six weeks to heal, which would allow Sale to return before the end of the season. In the first inning of Sunday's game against the Yankees -- just his second start since returning from a broken rib -- Sale was hit in the hand by Aaron Hicks' 106 mph line drive. The Red Sox starter screamed in pain and walked immediately off the field. "One look at this finger, I knew [it was broken] immediately," Sale said on Sunday. "That feeling of just that kind of cold water rushing through your body when something like that happens. I soon as I hit the ground, I looked down, the finger is gone." A seven-time All-Star with the potential to be a staff ace if healthy -- and vaccinated -- Sale broke a rib while working out on his own during the lockout. He returned on Tuesday and pitched five scoreless innings against Tampa Bay. Sale, 33, has thrown just 48 1/3 innings for the Red Sox since the end of the 2019 season. Last season, he went 5-1 with a 3.16 ERA in nine starts in his return from Tommy John surgery. He is in the third year of a five-year, $145 million deal.

Latest Boston Red Sox news

Latest news on JJA Sport Studio


upcoming matches

Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Chelsea W vs West Ham United W
Thursday, 29 September 2022
Dundee United vs Motherwell FC
Everton W vs Leicester City WFC
Friday, 30 September 2022
AaB Aalborg vs OB Odense
Bayern Munchen vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen

JJA Sport Studio +


« September 2022 »
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
Go to top
JSN Time 2 is designed by | powered by JSN Sun Framework

Right Click

all our work is copyright protected. Due to this we have disable right mouse click option