Viciedo grateful thumb injury merely a jam
CHICAGO -- When Dayan Viciedo made a diving attempt at Robinson Cano's first-inning single on Monday, he knew immediately something was wrong with his left thumb.
"It was right at that moment," Viciedo said through a translator, White Sox director of public relations Lou Hernandez. "I just landed on it and I had some really bad thoughts going through my head, if you know what I mean. Luckily, nothing's broken. When I got back to the dugout, I couldn't close my glove, and that's when I realized there's something wrong here."
X-rays taken on Viciedo's jammed thumb on Monday were negative. He didn't start Tuesday's contest against the Yankees but thought a return for Wednesday night's series finale was possible.
"Yeah, absolutely," Viciedo said. "It improved a lot from last night to now. Little by little, it's getting better.
"There's a little bit of swelling. Thank God there was no fracture. It was just a freak jamming, so the inflammation is there. They're doing some treatment on it to reduce the swelling and hopefully get me out there on the field as soon as possible."