BOSTON -- White Sox outfielder Willy Garcia will miss the next four to six weeks after having surgery Thursday to insert a plate into his jaw. A CT scan taken Wednesday in Chicago revealed a fractured right jaw for Garcia, who took a Yoan Moncada knee to the side of
BOSTON -- White Sox outfielder Willy Garcia will miss the next four to six weeks after having surgery Thursday to insert a plate into his jaw. A CT scan taken Wednesday in Chicago revealed a fractured right jaw for Garcia, who took a Yoan Moncada knee to the side of the head when the two collided chasing a Darwin Barney popup Monday.
"From the initial injury, we thought it was being concussed," said White Sox manager Rick Renteria of Garcia, who is on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. "That presenting itself after further follow-up, it's just one of those things you don't expect it but it is what it is. It occurred, somehow they corrected it and hopefully he'll be OK in a few weeks."
Even with the broken jaw diagnosed and repaired, the White Sox know the situation could have been a great deal worse if the impact was higher up on Garcia's head.
"All of us are happy that it wasn't his skull," Renteria said. "That would have obviously been much more serious. Not that the blow he took wasn't serious, but he's going to be OK."
Davidson remains out
Matt Davidson missed a second straight game Friday due to a bruised right wrist after being hit by a Marcus Stroman pitch Tuesday and leaving the game early. He continues to be listed as day to day.
"We are just doing routine treatment on it and we'll just kind of see how it goes," Davidson said. "I sat in on a bullpen [session] and tried to keep track of some pitches. But the wrist is still pretty sore, so we are taking it day by day."
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A CT scan taken Wednesday on Davidson's wrist was clean and confirmed a bruise. Davidson, who leads the team with 22 home runs, said Thursday that there wasn't a need yet to do a MRI on the injured area.
"In a couple of days, which I hope we never get there, we might go there if I'm still sensitive in there and stuff like that," Davidson said. "I got hit pretty good in a sensitive area. There is just swelling we are getting out of there. It is moving better as every day goes by, but it still doesn't feel comfortable."
A. Garcia cleared to start doing work
Avisail Garcia has gotten the green light to begin light bat grips and dry swings. The first-time All-Star, who is on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb, has been playing catch.
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