One of MLB’s breakout seasons might have just come to a screeching halt.
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson exited Tuesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox after appearing to hurt his ankle while making a running throw to first base.
Tim Anderson went down in significant pain after fielding a ground ball. He was helped off the field after an apparent ankle injury, without putting any weight on his right side. pic.twitter.com/g9Xt38q4Np
— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) June 26, 2019
Anderson eventually had to be helped off the field, placing no weight on his right side. He had been playing on a wet surface due to strong rain at Fenway Park.
The injury was reportedly diagnosed as an ankle sprain after X-rays came back negative. Anderson will be re-evaluated tomorrow, but a trip to the injured list seems likely at this point.
Sprained right ankle for @TimAnderson7 X Rays were negative. Re-evaluated tomorrow.
— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 26, 2019
The 26-year-old Anderson was hitting .317/.342/.491 with 11 homers at the time of the injury, ranking fourth in the American League in batting average for a young White Sox squad.
A former top prospect, Anderson had finally started fulfilling his potential in his fourth year in the league after entering the season with a career .697 OPS.
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