TA makes early exit, apparently hurt while running to first originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The White Sox don't need any more bad injury news.
They've already had their fill in the last couple weeks, Eloy Jiménez knocked out for five to six months with a ruptured pectoral tendon in the final days of spring training.
Now, in Game 4 of the 2021 campaign, Tim Anderson, another one of the White Sox most important players, made an early exit with an apparent injury sustained while running to first base on a game-opening ground out.
Anderson was out of the game when the White Sox took the field in the bottom of the first inning, replaced by Leury García.
The White Sox attempting to find a replacement for Jiménez, both in left field and in the middle of the lineup, has been among the biggest storylines surrounding the team at the outset of the regular season. Adding finding a replacement for Anderson, for any amount of time, at shortstop and in the leadoff spot, to that to-do list would be downright disastrous.
Anderson spent time on the injured list in each of the last two seasons. He sprained his ankle in 2019 and strained his groin in 2020. Neither stretch of missed time prevented him from being among the best offensive players in the American League.