This wasn't your ordinary twisted ankle, however. Red Tunder had a Grade 2 sprain to go along with two partially torn ligaments. Amazingly, the up-and-comer says it doesn't hurt anymore.
Clint Frazier said he had a Grade 2 ankle sprain with two partially torn ligaments. “They don’t hurt anymore.”— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 6, 2019
That's not a small injury, and it only proves that the young Yankee outfielder is an even more driven, relentless competitor than we first thought. All he wanted to do was play, and he now has the best opportunity of his career after spending much of last season with the fallout of a concussion.
Clint Frazier on his 12-day IL stint: “I was really bored ... with all the injuries, I wanted to play more than I ever have.” At the end of the day, though, he agreed with the decision to be sent to the IL. He’s anxious to see how he’s able to pick up where he left off pre-injury— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) May 6, 2019
I wouldn't want to go on the shelf at all if I was hitting the way Frazier had been. In 18 games, the 24-year-old is slashing .324/.342/.632 with six home runs and 17 RBI. And he's officially back to keep the fire going.