X-Rays taken Friday confirmed that White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo fractured his right thumb, just below the nail, at the end of the bone.
The injury was deemed a “simple” fracture, but Viciedo must wait 2-3 days to resume conditioning due to swelling. He is wearing a splint on the thumb today.
In two weeks, he can resume baseball activities, and if all goes well, he can resume playing with no restrictions in as few as two weeks. The official timetable for his return is 2-4 weeks. It was confirmed that surgery will not be required.
Viciedo is hitting .435 (10-for-23) this spring and has impressed manager Ozzie Guillen with how quickly he has adapted to the move from third base to right field.