Red Sox star Chris Sale avoids Tommy John surgery for now
- Chris Sale is dealing with a flexor strain in his elbow, but the Boston Red Sox star may still need Tommy John surgery.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale has been diagnosed with a flexor strain in his left elbow and Tommy John surgery remains a possibility.
Sale, a seven-time All-Star, must wait a week before he begins throwing again as he deals with another elbow injury, having had one end his 2019 season.
But the 30-year-old admitted Tommy John surgery could still be an option, depending on his progress.
"That's what we determine in two or three weeks. It's a tough situation. I'm only telling you everything I know," Sale said on Thursday, via MLB.com.
"That's all I got. I'm going to know a lot more in two or three weeks.
"As soon as I figure that out, I'll be sitting right here in front of you waiting for it. That's all I can do."
Sale joined the Red Sox from the Chicago White Sox ahead of the 2017 season, while he signed a five-year, $145million deal with the team last year.
Boston begin their 2020 campaign against the Toronto Blue Jays on March 26.Published 06 Mar 2020, 06:56 IST