Lonnie Chisenhall Out 10-12 Weeks After Surgery

This Lonnie Chisenhall situation has gotten only worse and worse with the passing of time. Chisenhall was hit by a fastball thrown by Troy Patton, and at first Chisenhall wanted to stay in the game. He was removed and said to have a wrist contusion. Then that turned into a wrist fracture, and then that turned into a forearm fracture that needed surgery. At that point, Chisenhall was thought to be lost to the Indians for 4-6 weeks. It's going to be quite a bit longer than that, actually.

I'm not going to wait for more soon on MLB.com, although you're free to. Today is the first day of July, so based on the timetable, Chisenhall is gone until at least the middle of September, and his season could be over. It's a devastating blow, not so much to the Indians, but to Chisenhall, who has been trying to establish himself as a legitimate big-league contributor. He turns just 24 in early October so it's not like this injury will ruin the rest of his career, but this is a major setback.

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