The Chicago White Sox’s hot start to the 2022 MLB season may have taken an early hit on Wednesday night, as star outfielder Eloy Jimenez left the game with an apparent ankle injury.

Jimenez, who struggled to stay on the field last season beginning with a pectoral injury that he suffered during spring training, was looking to get off to a strong start to begin the 2022 season for the defending American League Central champions.

Jimenez had to leave the game tonight against the Seattle Mariners after fouling a pitch off of his ankle in the third inning. The young slugger did manage to stay in the game for another two innings following the injury but eventually left to receive further evaluations. Before he left, Jimenez practically blasted one out of the stadium.

Entering Wednesday, Jimenez was slashing a batting line of .200/.235/.200 with no home runs and six RBIs.

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The last time Jimenez was able to stay healthy during was the shortened 60-game 2020 MLB season. Jimenez slashed .296/.332/.559 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs while earning a Silver Slugger award in the process.

The White Sox do not have any updates yet on the severity of the ankle injury or how long potentially that Jimenez may be out. X-Rays are scheduled for tomorrow morning, once the swelling in the ankle subsides. Chicago should have a better timeframe on the potential length of any injury for the budding Cuban star.

For now, all fans in the south side of Chicago can do is hold their collective breath and hope for good news.