- It’s a sprain which could be just as bad as a break
- It’s nothing and the X-Ray was truly just precautionary
- It’s a contusion which could mean 1-2 weeks maximum
All facts aside, what it really comes down to is how he feels swinging which is the most important part. Obviously wrists are extremely important for hitting, so Hanley should wait until he can swing without pain to come back, because if he adjusts one aspect of his swing to counter his pain, then his whole approach could be altered.
If Hanley is out for several weeks, then there is one very simple option. Call up Yoan Moncada. This injury may be the beacon that management needed to realize that it’s time to call up Moncada. Travis Shaw would move to first base, and Moncada would play third. From a managerial aspect, this would be a great time to call him up to get him some playing time at the big leagues, but also hope that he can provide a spark
However, until the training staff releases information of his injury, all we can do is speculate and hope for the best.