1st Round Pick Brian Anderson Out For the Year

Posted Jul 29, 2003

Great Falls outfielder Brian Anderson, the White Sox first round pick in the 2003 draft, received bad news on Monday regarding his wrist. Anderson will undergo season ending wrist surgery on Wednesday.

Anderson injured the wrist while sliding into second base, the same night he hit for the cycle. The injury didn't appear to be serious at first, but the pain wouldn't go away and he was sent to Chicago to undergo an MRI.

When the results of the MRI came back, the doctors felt surgery was the best option and they expect Anderson to make a full recovery.

Anderson had wrist surgery last December, but this procedure will be different. Doctors have said this injury is caused because of a lack of circulation in his wrist. The doctors will shave down the bone to improve blood flow.

The injury will sideline Anderson for a month and he should be 100% by next season. White Sox minor league director Bob Fontaine hinted that Anderson will start in A ball next season, despite this setback.

In 13 games Anderson hit .388 with two homers and 13 RBIs. Anderson showed impressive plate discipline drawing nine walks.

The Sox were excited over his transfer from alumnium bats to wood and they feel he has a bright future.

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