Tentative squeals of joy and relief …
Kris Bryant told reporters today that he feels much better after rolling his ankle last night, after having received some treatment (Tribune). Although it looked bad last night, as Bryant needed help getting off the field and into the clubhouse, he is hopeful that it will keep him out just a few days, and will not require a disabled list stint.
I’m going to guard my optimism just a bit, in case there are lingering effects. But this is unquestionably very good news. The worst case scenario after the initial diagnosis last night of a mild to moderate ankle sprain was that Bryant would wake up to massive swelling overnight, and more significant damage than had been anticipated. Clearly, that’s not the case. To be sure, there is swelling – how could there not be? – but it sounds like this is more of a run-of-the-mill mild ankle sprain.
For now. Fingers crossed. And hopefully we’ll see Bryant back in action within a few days. If not, a short trip to the disabled list and some rest – which could last through the All-Star break with Bryant missing only 10 games – could still be appropriate.