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:
I still don’t know how Willson Contreras was able to stay in the game after taking a 99-mph fastball directly to his wrist. @WContreras40, you are a beast & I hope you’re okay. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/jOZ72Y80Sx
— Cubs Zone ™️ (@CubsZone) May 24, 2021
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.