Kris Bryant Injured at First Base, Helped Off the Field (UPDATES: Ankle)

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Kris Bryant Injured at First Base, Helped Off the Field (UPDATES: Ankle)

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This nightmare definitionally has to end soon, but it’s going to terrify us incessantly until then.

Today’s installation features Kris Bryant trying to beat out a double play, slipping on a wet first base, and rolling his ankle (and also awkwardly bending his bad knee). He had to be helped off the field after this play:

You don’t need me to pretend to be a doctor here, as you can see the ankle fully rolled. Even if it’s “OK,” that baby is gonna hurt something fierce – as we just saw with Anthony Rizzo.

Incidentally, Rizzo had to help Bryant off the field:

He was in obvious pain. We’ll update when able. Hopefully it’s just the ankle, and hopefully it *merely* ends Bryant’s season. What you don’t want to see is a surgery-requiring injury, or something that could impact him for next year.

UPDATE: It just looks painful … very painful:

UPDATE 2: It is officially just being listed as an ankle sprain with no fracture:

Obviously the range of damage with a sprained ankle can be quite wide, but if the knee is not involved at all (TBD?), that’s great news. Now we just hope it’s not a super severe ankle sprain with all kinds of ligament and tendon damage in there, requiring surgery. Fingers crossed, and more details when we have them.

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