Red Sox Ace Suffers Broken Finger

In only his second game of the season after missing the first three months with a rib cage fracture, Chris Sale has now suffered a broken finger. 

It was a sizzling 106.7 mph comebacker from the New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks in the bottom of the 1st inning, that caught Sale right on his bare hand. The finger was bent out of shape, as Sale walked right off the field in pain. It's since been confirmed as a fracture

Sports medicine orthopedic surgeon Christopher Geary identified, visibly, at the time, what the issue was:

Geary noted at the time that if it is indeed a fracture, Sale would likely have to have surgery that "would end his season".

Sale just returned five days ago for his first start of the season, throwing five scoreless innings. He only threw 24 pitches in this one.