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White Sox: Yasmani Grandal provides positive update on Instagram

CHICAGO - JUNE 04: Yasmani Grandal #24 of the Chicago White Sox reacts after hitting the second of two home runs on the night against the Detroit Tigers on June 4, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 9-8, (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JUNE 04: Yasmani Grandal #24 of the Chicago White Sox reacts after hitting the second of two home runs on the night against the Detroit Tigers on June 4, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 9-8, (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Yasmani Grandal is the latest injury victim on the Chicago White Sox roster. The White Sox announced he would miss 4-6 weeks due to a knee injury. He was placed on the injured list on Tuesday.

The Chicago White Sox are going to miss Yasmani Grandal while he is gone.

On Monday night against the Minnesota Twins, Yasmani Grandal went down hard. The Chicago White Sox starting catcher tore a tendon in his left knee on a check swing and was left pounding the grass as he laid face down in agony. It was a sight all too familiar for White Sox fans, one of their star players needing to be helped off the field.

On Wednesday the White Sox provided an update on Grandal. After an evaluation doctors determined that the best course of action was to perform surgery.  He underwent surgery from Dr. Kihil Verma at Rush hospital in Chicago to repair the torn tendon in his knee. Doctors are confident that he will be able to return before the end of the season. Grandal even provided an encouraging post on Instagram reading:

“Second half is the fun half. Wouldn’t miss it for the world. Don’t believe me? Just watch.”

Grandal was in the midst of an excellent stretch. He was second on the team with 14 home runs and was hitting .298 with 15 RBIs in his last 15 games. As Jose Abreu struggled, he anchored the White Sox offense. His recent power stroke was one of the reasons he was a finalist to start at catcher for the American League in the All-Star game. Grandal has also been guiding the best starting rotation in baseball behind the plate.

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Grandal will now join Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Nick Madrigal on the White Sox injury Mount Rushmore, a dubious distinction that he did not want. His missing time is a tough blow for the White Sox who remain in first place. The road in the second half will be difficult but there is hope that Grandal will be back sooner rather than later.

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