Chris Sale’s streak of bad luck continues. The Red Sox ace will miss the remainder of the 2022 season after suffering a right wrist fracture in a bicycle accident, the team announced on Tuesday. Sale underwent surgery on Monday.
Sale was already on the 15-day injured list after he suffered a fractured left pinkie finger on a comebacker while facing the Yankees in only his 2nd start of the season on July 17th. Sale missed the first three months of the year with a stress fracture in his right rib cage.
Sale has been plagued by injuries since he signed a five-year, $145 million contract extension with the Red Sox following the 2018 season.
Somebody should put this guy in a bubble during the offseason.
Red Sox starter Chris Sale broke his right wrist in a bike accident and underwent season-ending surgery Monday, the team announced. Amid fractured rib cage, a broken pinky on a comebacker and now this, Sale threw only 5.2 innings this season after posting 42.2 innings in 2021.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 9, 2022
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