“SAD”: New York Yankees first baseman missed his team’s game against the Red Sox due to a wrist injury…

Following an awkward collision while sprinting the bases, New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo departed the game early on Sunday in the team’s loss to the Boston Red Sox.

In the seventh inning of the 9-3 defeat, Rizzo grounded out and raced to first base. He struck Red Sox reliever Brennan Bernardino as he was getting to the bag, landing awkwardly on his right wrist, which he quickly grasped as he tumbled onto the grass.

Anthony Rizzo went down hard after colliding with Red Sox reliever Brennan Bernardino on Sunday. (Eric Canha/USA Today)

Bernardino dropped the toss just before the contact, so Rizzo was safe, but he was taken out of the game soon. Oswaldo Cabrera, the pinch runner, took his place.

Monday is when Rizzo will be put through additional tests. How serious his injury is and how long he will be out of commission are unknowns.

After spending three full seasons with the Yankees, Rizzo, 34, has a batting average of.223 and has eight home runs and 28 RBI this season. He suffered a similar injury on Sunday when he collided with Fernando Tatis Jr. at first base the previous year. His season was ultimately cut short by post-concussion syndrome as a result of it.

Connor Wong’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning helped the Red Sox win six runs at Fenway Park, even though the Yankees were only behind by one run when Rizzo departed the game. In the victory, Boston amassed an astounding nine stolen bases, which is a league-high for one game this season and also the most the Yankees have allowed since 1915.

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