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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.
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Modified 06 Mar 2020, 06:56 IST
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale

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
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