Kris Bryant May Miss Cardinals Series

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Kris Bryant May Miss Cardinals Series

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I’m certainly not going to grouse about Kris Bryant potentially missing this weekend’s series against the Cardinals, given that – at the moment he suffered his hand injury against the Braves on Wednesday – it looked highly likely that he was going to be out for a very long time.

Still, both Bryant and Joe Maddon left open a glimmer of hope that he might return this weekend against the Cardinals.

That glimmer is very small at this point:

Again, given how the injury looked, getting Bryant back on, say, Monday, having missed only three games, would be a pretty great outcome. The Cubs aren’t going to risk a serious injury or serious underperformance, so until Bryant feels good, he’ll sit. Hopefully those super human healing powers will kick in for Sunday or Monday.

The mildly good news here is that today’s matchup against Carlos Martinez was not a great one for Bryant anyway, and, in the short-term, Bryant sitting simply means an extra guy from the Zobrist/Baez/Happ/Almora/Jay/La Stella group plays. Sure, there’s absolutely a step down there, but it’s not the same as having to fill the void with a replacement-level player.

Author: Brett Taylor

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