Kansas City Royals Alex Gordon Fractures Wrist
Dr Pruzansky | May 25, 2016
All-Star Left Fielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals sustained a wrist fracture when he collided with a teammate chasing a foul ball.
Gordon is expected to miss up to four weeks with a scaphoid fracture in his right wrist. The break was non-displaced and it will not require surgery. Non-displaced fractures can usually be treated with cast immobilization.
In 2014, Gordon broke the same wrist which did require surgery which is a common baseball injury.
When Gordon and his teammate ran into each other their knees were the first point of contact. Gordon then hurt his wrist while attempting to brace his fall.
This is the second season in a row that Gordon will be out for a lengthy period of time. Last year he missed 50 games due to injury.