White Sox: Charlie Tilson Not Ruling Surgery Out For Injured Ankle

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 2: Charlie Tilson
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 2: Charlie Tilson /

Charlie Tilson has not ruled out having surgery. The White Sox outfielder missed most of 2017 after breaking his right ankle in June.

Charlie Tilson has yet to rule out having surgery on his right ankle. Tilson missed most of 2017 after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot and breaking his ankle. He last played in some instructional games this month. You can read more about it on MLB Trade Rumors and Baseball America.

The White Sox acquired the 24 year old in the trade that sent Zach Duke to the St. Louis Cardinals. You probably remember Tilson tore his hamstring in his debut in 2016. Obviously last season didn’t work out much better for him. His health going forward is going to be important. Albeit an ankle injury isn’t really career threatening.

"“There’s always surgical possibilities, but I’m just trying to take it a day at a time and keep doing the things that are working for me”-Charlie Tilson, White Sox Outfielder"

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The White Sox still don’t know what they have in Tilson. And he’s only 24 so he has some baseball ahead of him. Look for him to get a chance to show what he’s made of if healthy. The outfield right now is a work in progress as we wait for the likes of Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert. You can also throw Blake Rutherford in there as well. Although he struggled when he came over the Yankees.

If healthy it’s possible he [Tilson] could compete for a starting position. Avisail Garcia may be the only starting outfielder coming back from last season. The White Sox traded away Melky Cabrera and they had a revolving door at times in center.

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This team is still a work in progress. There’s still a ton of guys this team has to take a look at to see what they have. Tilson is one of those guys. Had he not gotten injured he most certainly would’ve already had an opportunity to show what he’s made of. Now he needs to focus on his health so that he is 100 percent when the season begins.