In what looked ominous in realtime and on replay, White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal suffered an injury to his right leg and was forced to exit Wednesday night’s game.
The injury occurred when Madrigal tried beating out an infield single in the bottom of the seventh inning. After being called out at first upon failing to touch the base, Madrigal hobbled down the line before collapsing to the ground. The training staff immediately came out to assist him, and eventually helped him off the field as he was unable to put much, if any, weight on his right leg.
The team released a statement saying the injury was “right hamstring soreness” and that further evaluation will be done tomorrow. Steve Stone initially dropped the “A-word” on the broadcast (Achilles) as a possible diagnosis due to the scary nature in which it occurred. For now, we’ll have to hope it’s nothing as serious, and won’t jump to any conclusions until further testing is conducted.
Madrigal, 24, entered Wednesday night’s game with a .366/.423/.563 slash with four doubles, two triples, two homers, and nine RBI over his last 19 games. His presence in the lineup has been crucial in providing the team with a spark when needed throughout his hot stretch. Missed time of any substantial length is obviously going to be a massive blow to this team that has already been crippled plenty all season, especially with the injuries to Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert.
Everyone hold your breathe, cross your fingers, and hope for the best in the next few days. We’ll see what comes out of this.
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