Red Sox McAdam: With Chris Sale gone for the year, reality begins to set in By Sean McAdam Posted on August 21, 2019 [get_snippet] [theme-my-login show_title=0] [miniorange_social_login] Not subscribed yet? Click below for access to all content: (Getty Images) Share Tweet Email Print On Monday, the reaction was mostly relief. If you had happened by Fenway Park mid-afternoon, you likely would have heard a collective exhale by everyone inside. The news on Chris Sale was, as these things go, as good as could be expected. No, he wouldn't need Tommy John surgery that likely would have sidelined him until the beginning of the 2021 season. Sale was found to have inflammation in his left elbow, with no structural damage to his ulnar collateral ligament. "We'll get through this,'' said Sale. "It's not the end of the world. It could be worse; that's my mindset.'' The flip side, however, is that Sale Log in Username or E-mail Password Remember Me Lost your password? LOST PASSWORD LOG IN with Facebook LOG IN with Google LOG IN with Twitter Not subscribed yet? Click below for access to all content: Share Tweet Email Print MORE COVERAGE BSJ Game Report: Celtics 119, Grizzlies 95 – Tatum shines in blowout before suffering groin injury Hot Stove Lunch: Dustin Pedroia’s latest setback likely means the end What could Celtics get for the Memphis pick in a trade?