Red Sox Ace Chris Sale Out For the Season After Bike Accident

Chris Sale with the Red Sox
Red Sox's pitcher Chris Sale in 2018. Photo by Albert Pena/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will sit out the remainder of the 2022 MLB season after undergoing wrist surgery on Monday. According to Red Sox, Sale fractured his wrist after being involved in a bike accident last week.

According to The Athletic, the accident happened when Sale took his bike and went to get lunch in a food joint near his home. At one point, the 33-year-old player hit something while going down the hill and fell off his bike. He finished banged up and with a broken wrist. 

The injuries have been a recurring story for Sale in recent years. He was limited to just two starts this season after undergoing surgery on his pinky. This was preceded by a Tommy John surgery that sidelined him for the entire 2020 and the better part of 2021.

“We need to dispatch some people to go find whoever has the Chris Sale voodoo doll and recover it,” said Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom. “… It’s really unfortunate. We’re relieved this wasn’t worse. Obviously, it was a pretty rough spill, and very glad this wasn’t worse. It’s been such a run of bad luck for him and obviously for us.”

Chris Sale, who also played for the Chicago White Sox earlier in his career, has been a seven-time All-Star and two-time AL strikeout leader. Sale started Game 1 in the 2018 World Series for the Red Sox and helped the team win its ninth franchise championship.