Just got home and read the news on Ryan D. My frau is an OTR/CHT - meaning that she's spent the last 20 years or so helping people rehab from hand injuries and surgeries. While I will defer to our budding Dr. (Utesfan w/his seven wives) and any others w/expertise in the area, I immediately asked my wife, "how bad is broken, partially displaced scaphoid bone for a ball player?"
Her immediate response, "Very bad." Seems like this bone is the worst bone in the wrist to break and their are potential complications due to the blood flow/lack thereof to the healing bone. It also floats somehow, which means it has to be pinned many times and there is sometimes the need for bone grafts - and that is in people who are not professional athletes, who can get away w/less than 100% performance.
Obviously, the good news is that my wife is saying this w/out the benefit of seeing medical charts, x-rays, etc., so there is a lot we may not know that mitigates this information. The only other good news is that I have enough beer to get me through the tears of this story. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.