San Diego Padres SS Fernando Tatis Jr. suffered fractured wrist during offseason, may need surgery

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Posted at 9:13 AM, Mar 14, 2022

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. is expected to miss a portion of the upcoming 2022 season due to a fractured wrist he suffered over the offseason, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reported Monday.

Lin, who covers the Padres for the publication, tweeted: “Fernando Tatis Jr. fractured his wrist during the offseason, A.J. Preller said. He’s headed for a surgery that could come with a recovery time of up to three months.”

Tatis on Monday morning said a decision regarding a potential surgery has not been made, Lin reported.

Lin added: "Tatis initially hurt it in what he characterized as a minor motorcycle accident in December. He said he was surprised when he began ramping up for spring training in recent weeks and the pain in his wrist became more acute."

The 23-year-old All-Star shortstop finished third in the National League MVP voting despite multiple games during the 2021 season due to COVID protocols and a serious left shoulder injury.