White Sox Closer Heading to Injured List

The White Sox's frustrating season and injury woes continue.

Closer Liam Hendriks is heading to the 15-day injured list with a forearm strain, White Sox's general manager Rick Hahn confirmed according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago-Sun Times. 

This is a tough blow to Chicago, as Hendriks has been an elite shutdown man for them over the years. This year has been no exception. Hendriks has posted a 1-2 record, 2.81 ERA, 12.9 K/9, with sixteen saves, making him first overall in the American League and tied only with Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano.

Forearm injuries are always a concern, especially for pitchers, as the need for Tommy John (a season-ending surgery) is always a grim possibility. 

As of right now, Hendriks' stay on the injured list is projected at three weeks, but that could easily change, as the severity of the injury is further determined.

White Sox fans will hold their breath to see just how long their All-Star closer is out, as a loss of Hendriks for a significant amount of time would be catastrophic for an already underachieving Chicago team.

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