White Sox News: Nick Madrigal's Injury Update is Devastating for Chicago

Nick Madrigal's injury update is devastating news for the Chicago White Sox.
Nick Madrigal's injury update is devastating news for the Chicago White Sox. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

In just his second MLB season, Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal has already carved out an important role on this team. Not only is the 24-year-old former top prospect slashing .305/.349/.425, but he leads the American League with 4 triples while adding 21 RBIs to his resume.

Unfortunately, after leaving Wednesday's game with a hamstring issue, Madrigal's injury is much more severe than originally thought.

Nick Madrigal Injury

The White Sox announced that Madrigal has suffered a torn hamstring and subsequently been placed on the 60-day injured list. Manager Tony La Russa also revealed the team is still unsure if Madrigal will be forced to have season-ending surgery. Regardless, he'll be unable to perform baseball activities for the next six weeks.

This is certainly a tough break for a team that's absolutely rolling right now. Chicago maintains a 4.5-game lead in the AL Central with their 38-24 overall record. Currently, the White Sox also own the second-best odds (+650) to win the World Series, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Chicago's certainly hoping for a speedy recovery from their young, breakout second baseman.

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