The sale was hit severely by an Aaron Hicks comebacker. The player immediately quit the field with what seemed to be a broken thumb on the hand that was pitching.
It didn't require an expert to see that the serious injury appeared to be serious. Fans lamented Sale's lack of luck during his 11th appearance in the past three seasons.
The sale had seven consecutive All-Star appearances from 2012 until 2018, and he finished no less than sixth in Cy Young Award vote. However, the ace has struggled to remain on the field.
He was out for the entire year 2020 while recovering after undergoing a Tommy John's procedure. Following his return to the 2021 season,
he had to be sidelined due to a rib fracture shortly before the start of the 2022 campaign.
Chris Sale's Injury
Sale could require a extended absence as it is expected that the Red Sox look to stay in the AL playoff picture.
They came into Sunday's game one further behind that of the Toronto Blue Jays for the final wild-card place.