White Sox’ SS Tim Anderson to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain

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In the midst of a breakout season, the Chicago White Sox will now be without shortstop Tim Anderson for at least the next month following an ankle injury suffered this week.

The 26-year-old had to be helped off the field during Tuesday’s game after injured his ankle making a defensive play on the infield. Tests determined he suffered a high ankle sprain and is now expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks.

Anderson has been one of the best shortstops in baseball this season and became one of Chicago’s biggest stars. He slashed .317/.342/.491 in 70 games this season with 11 home runs, 15 stolen bases and a .833 OPS.

In his absence, center fielder Leury Garcia is expected to shift to the infield and serve as Chicago’s everyday shortstop. Fans likely won’t see Anderson back at Guaranteed Rate Field until August.