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Kris Bryant Departs Game With Apparent Hand Injury After Slide Into Third (UPDATE: No Break)

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And everyone holds their breath in terror, just as things were going well for the Cubs.


Sliding headfirst into third base in the first inning today, Kris Bryant’s left hand caught the defender’s foot in an awkward way, bending what looked like the leftmost two or three fingers sideways. He was in visible pain immediately, and left the game, with Tommy La Stella taking over at third.

We’ll update when there is more available.

UPDATE: Here’s a visual on the play:

Looks like the left ring finger, and it did not look like a good bend.

UPDATE 2: This is truly as good as the very initial news could be:

I am not a doctor and I won’t pretend to be one, but I do follow baseball injuries enough to know that it’s conceivable there’s other damage in the hand/finger that wouldn’t show up on an X-ray. So I’d caution against FULL ON relief until he gets a day or two to see if full range of motion returns.

But, like I said, this is as good as it gets initially.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.