BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale will miss the remainder of the 2022 season after he broke his wrist in a bicycle accident over the weekend.
The Red Sox said in a statement Sale broke his wrist during a bicycle accident on Saturday, Aug. 6. He had surgery Monday, Aug. 8 on his wrist at Newton-Wellesley Outpatient Surgery Center with Dr. Matthew Leibman, who performed surgery on Sale's hand in July when he broke his hand after taking a comebacker against the Yankees.
"You couldn't make this up," Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said in a press conference Tuesday. "We need to dispatch some people to go find whoever has the Chris Sale voodoo doll."
Bloom said Sale was biking home to get lunch on Saturday after doing throwing drills at Boston College when he hit something while going down a hill and was thrown from his bike.
"We're relieved it wasn't worse honestly," Bloom said. "It was a pretty rough spill and I'm very glad that this wasn't worse but it's been such a run of bad luck for him and honestly for us."
Sale will miss the remainder of the 2022 season, but the team said he is expected to return in time for 2023 spring training. The lefty only made two starts this season after dealing with a fractured rib in the offseason.
Sale has dealt with his fair share of injuries since winning the World Series with the Sox in 2018, including missing the entire 2020 season because of Tommy John surgery. Over the last three seasons, Sale has pitched 48.2 innings in 11 games. Sale is owed $27.5 million over the next two seasons.
WBZ's Brian Antonelli (@GuPogs) reports.