More dire injury news has arrived for the Chicago White Sox as Nick Madrigal has a torn hamstring and may need surgery to end the season.
In a year filled with so much promise and excitement for the Chicago White Sox, injuries continue to bring dark clouds over this team. The latest update on second baseman Nick Madrigal has only made things worse for the powers of the AL Central and captain Tony La Russa.
On Thursday, Chicago General Manager Rick Hahn announced that Madrigal suffered a torn hamstring. To make matters worse, there is a possibility that you may need to have end-of-season surgery.
Nick Madrigal might need hamstring surgery is a huge bummer
With Madrigal heading to the 60-Day Injured List, the team has called up outfielder Brian Goodwin to replace him on the list. The hope is that Madrigal can rest, rehab and recover healthy enough to play later this year, but things are not looking very good at the moment.
He fell with his injury Wednesday night, and fans immediately began to panic. You could see the pain he felt. Now, the White Sox will hope to maintain their lead in the AL Central while Madrigal is out of the game. Of course, this is not the first major injury for the club, as Eloy Jiménez and Luis Robert are also out of action.
Despite that, Chicago enters the action Thursday with a 37-24 record. The team is four games ahead of the Cleveland Indians at the top of the division standings. For now, the White Sox will have to keep moving forward without several key players available. Before going down with his injury, Madrigal was hitting. 317 with two home runs and 32 RBIs.