Gonzalez aggravated his wrist during the Rockies Thursday night game against the San Francisco Giants. In the 6th inning, Pablo Sandoval sent a pitch to deep right center field. Gonzalez made an attempt at the ball, but couldn’t quite come up with it. Instead, Gonzalez collided with the outfield wall, his right wrist taking the brunt of the impact.
While Sandoval was rumbling into third base, finishing his first career cycle, Gonzalez was bent over in obvious pain. He was able to finish the inning, but Gonzalez was lifted before the start of the 7th.
Nothing has been made official, but Gonzalez missed Friday night’s game and will likely miss a few more because of the wrist.
Gonzalez originally sustained the injury over the July 4th weekend. While making a fantastic grab, Gonzalez slammed his wrist into the center field wall. After missing 4 games, Gonzalez returned for nearly two weeks before aggravating his wrist fouling off a pitch. Colorado decided to place Gonzalez on the disabled list, hoping the time off would allow the wrist to recover.
Unfortunately the wrist is again giving Gonzalez problems, causing him to miss more time in what’s been overall an impressive season. On the year, Gonzalez has hit at a clip of .395/.363/.526 with 26 home runs, 27 RBI’s, 92 RBI’s and 20 stolen bases.
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