Chris Sale star finally made it back from injury only to be injured yet again. The Boston Red Sox pitcher is most likely heading back to the injured list after breaking his finger against the New York Yankees. He walked right off the mound and into the locker room after getting struck by an Aaron Hicks line drive.
Sale said that, upon getting struck by the ball, he first felt rage instead of pain. He knew that he will be missing more time after missing the beginning of this season.
Sale: "No pain. Zero pain. Anger, frustration, rage first. I hit the ground. I didn’t even think about my broken finger. I hit the ground, I see my finger under my ring finger and I go, ‘Here goes more time.’ That was the first thing that went through my mind."
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 17, 2022
Chris Sale was in his second start of the Red Sox season. He suffered a stress fracture in his rib cage, which forced him to miss nearly all of this season, after dealing with Tommy John surgery rehab in the previous two seasons. The Red Sox have been able to win without him but could definitely use the seven-time All-Star on the mound.
After his latest injury, Sale looked back on his injury history. He recalled how tough the past few years have been but tried to keep it positive by saying that how you get back up, not whether you fall, is more important.
Q: Unbelievable this happened again?
Sale: "No, it's par for the course honestly. Think about it. Think about my timeline. It's just been shit after shit after shit. It's more shit to deal with. What can you do? Everyone gets knocked down, it's how you get back up."
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 17, 2022
Chris Sale has been on the IL seven times since 2018. He was once one of the very best pitchers in baseball but has been dealing with countless injuries over the course of a few years. Seeing him bounce back would be a very welcoming sight for the Red Sox and baseball fans.