Anthony Rizzo Injury Update: Low-grade X-ray ‘negative,’ team eyeing further tests for estimating 1B's possible return date

Anthony Rizzo leaves Red Sox game early after horrific on-field collision
Anthony Rizzo leaves Red Sox game early after horrific on-field collision

Apart from a drastic 2-1 series loss against the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees have faced yet another setback in the form of Anthony Rizzo's injury.

The Yanks 1B exited early from the game during the seventh inning when he awkwardly collided with the Red Sox pitcher Brennan Bernardino while running around the bases.

According to reports, Rizzo has suffered a right lower arm injury. After he exited the game, he was immediately taken for a fluoroscopy at Fenway Park and the test results came back negative.

Yanks skipper Aaron Boone has confirmed that the veteran 1B will be undergoing another set of tests in New York on Monday. After that, the Yankees would have a clearer picture of the situation and estimate the possible time for the player's return to the pitch.

"He's in some pain in that lower arm in a number of places. He'll get a lot of tests tomorrow and see what we're dealing with."

Yankees captain Aaron Judge reflects on Anthony Rizzo's early exit from Red Sox game

Yankees captain Aaron Judge, in the post-game interview, reflected on teammate Anthony Rizzo's early exit from the Red Sox game after he collided with the opponent's pitcher in the 7th inning of their 9-3 defeat on Sunday.

"You don't see that from Rizz usually. He knows what it is, dealing with pain. But he's tough. I think he'll be fine." - Aaron Judge on Anthony Rizzo's injury

The 34-year-old slugger has played 69 games so far this regular season, with a batting average of .233, along with an OPS of .630, hitting 8 home runs and 28 RBIs.

Although this isn't one of his best seasons, he has shown flashes of his greatness during many games and helped his team whenever needed. His team will surely be hoping that it's nothing major and they get him back as soon as possible.

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