Top White Sox prospect Jake Burger re-tore Achilles while walking in backyard
Top Chicago White Sox prospect Jake Burger re-injured himself in thoroughly unfortunate fashion this week.
Sox GM Rick Hahn told reporters Wednesday that Burger re-tore his Achilles tendon while walking in his backyard, per NBC Sports Chicago’s Leila Rahimi.
— Leila Rahimi (@leilarahimi) May 9, 2018
The 22-year-old Burger, a third baseman who was drafted by the White Sox in the first round No. 11 overall in 2017, originally ruptured the Achilles (his left one) while running to first base during a spring training game in February. He underwent surgery days later and was ruled out for the entire 2018 season.
Now that he has suffered a re-tear, Burger’s availability for the 2019 campaign may be in serious jeopardy as well. Unfortunately, baseball players hurting themselves at home seems to be all too common of an occurrence these days.