Injury Latest Update: Yankees get encouraging update on Anthony Rizzo injury status

Anthony Rizzo missed a large part of the New York Yankees’ 2023 season due to a sustained concussion midway through the year. Now, good news has surfaced regarding his recovery.

The New York Post’s Jon Heyman reports that Rizzo’s representative provided Yankees fans with an update, saying in brief:

Agent Ryan Gleichowski reports that Anthony Rizzo, who had a fantastic start to the season before slumping and then resting due to a concussion, is doing “great.”

During the Yankees’ game on May 28, the player collided with Fernando Tatis Jr., a star for the San Diego Padres, which resulted in the concussion. Rizzo was trying to tag Tatis Jr. out, but he was retreating back to first base. While Rizzo was crouching, Tatis Jr. struck his head, giving him serious whiplash.

Rizzo staggered toward second base before taking a knee and was shaken up by the injury for a considerable amount of time. He was shut down on Sept. 5 as grogginess resurfaced. Now, the good news from his agent gives promise that the star 1B will be ready for Spring training next year.

If Rizzo had played the entire 162-game schedule, he would have scored about 20 home runs and 67 RBIs. Nonetheless, he recorded the greatest strikeout percentage since his debut campaign. In a next season that will be loaded with pressure and expectations for the Yankees to contend for a championship again, he will seek to reclaim his All-Star level form.

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