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Yasmani Grandal Avoids Worst-Case Injury Scenario

Grandal is dealing with inflammation in his left knee but did not suffer any structural damage.
Aug 20, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (24) leaves the field with the help of trainers and manager Tony La Russa (right) after being tagged out at home by Cleveland Guardians catcher Luke Maile (12) in the seventh inning at Progressive Field.

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Chicago White Sox' catcher Yasmani Grandal seems to have avoided the worst-case scenario after suffering a scary injury on Saturday night. Grandal's left knee gave out as he was attempting to score from second base on a single by Elvis Andrus in the seventh inning.

According to a release from the White Sox, x-rays on Grandal's knee were negative. While the injury looked rather gruesome and he was unable to put any weight on his leg as he was helped off the field, he did not suffer any structural damage on the play. According to the Sox, Grandal is currently suffering from inflammation in the knee due to hyperextension.

Regarding a return timeline, the White Sox say the preliminary expectation is that Grandal could return to action in just 10-14 days.

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While it seems safe to say at this point Yasmani Grandal has avoided the worst-case scenario, we will have to wait and see how long this injury does in fact keep him out of the Chicago White Sox' lineup. The club placed him on the injured list and called up Carlos Perez from Triple-A Charlotte. Perez will likely serve as Seby Savala's backup until Grandal returns.