Yesterday, in the Chicago White Sox game against the Seattle Mariners, fans and players alike were holding their breath as another injury situation appeared to have befallen the team, as Eloy Jimenez left the game with an ankle injury.
At first, it was described as left ankle soreness, with the White Sox announcing that he was being further evaluated.
However, the White Sox provided another update on Jimenez late last night.
This second update revealed that it was simply an ankle contusion, as X-rays were normal.
Jimenez is currently listed as day-to-day and the White Sox have avoided losing another one of their key players to injury.
UPDATE: X-rays are normal. He is day-to-day with a left ankle contusion. https://t.co/BifVKIAreo
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 14, 2022
This is good news for the White Sox, who have already had some bad luck with injuries this year.
Losing Jimenez would have been bad news for the White Sox, who are trying to weather the storm without three of their key players, two of which are their top two starting pitchers.
The White Sox won last night’s game by a final score of 6-4 and improved to 4-1 on the season.
But with Jimenez likely okay, Chicago fans can breathe a little easier, knowing that the ankle injury is not too severe.
We’ll see how long it takes Jimenez to recover from this minor setback.
Given that it’s not too severe, one would assume it would only take a couple of days.
The White Sox will complete their three-game series with the Mariners this afternoon, as they send right-hander Jimmy Lambert to the mound, looking for a sweep.