Willson Contreras Took a 99 MPH Fastball Off the Wrist on a Cross-Up

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Willson Contreras Took a 99 MPH Fastball Off the Wrist on a Cross-Up

Chicago Cubs

Late in the game last night, Willson Contreras got crossed up on a Craig Kimbrel pitch, clearly thinking he was about to receive a curveball low and away.

Instead, he got a 99 mph fastball right to the wrist. It was scary:

The trainer obviously came out to check on Contreras, who was feeling it but stayed in the game to catch the final outs.

After the game, David Ross said he was afraid it was a broken wrist when it happened, but Contreras indicated to him after the game that he was feeling OK (NBC). That said, we know these things can go a day later, and it’s possible Contreras will get X-rays today. At least it’s an off-day, and Ross suggested a second day off on Tuesday is coming for Contreras either way.

We’ll update when and if there’s more info, though it’s possible we won’t hear until just before game time tomorrow.



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.