Cubs News: Kris Bryant injury update
|Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 10:01 AM- -|
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Sunday's loss against the St. Louis Cardinals falling after trying to beat out a inning-ending double play.
Bryant slipped on the first-base bag and rolled his right ankle before falling to the ground in obvious pain. Light rainfall at Wrigley Field resulted in the base being wet, which caused Bryant's tumble.
On Tuesday, ESPN reporter Jesse Rogers reports that he is hearing that the injury is a 'moderate Grade 2 sprain' on his right ankle.
The injury is very similar to what Anthony Rizzo has had to endure.
This is actually good news if the report is right because there shouldn't be any long-term issues with the injury. It could have been much worse if the injury had to do with any knee problems.
For the season, Bryant hit .282 with 31 homers.
Cubs: MRI showed moderate sprained right ankle for Kris Bryant. Team not saying his season is over yet. Treated and assessed daily.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 24, 2019
Headed to Pittsburgh this morning. Will get official word on Kris Bryant later today but hearing it’s a moderate (Grade 2) sprain on his right ankle. Not a surprise after seeing the injury occur. Same diagnosis, basically, Rizzo had. Would assume he’s not playing this week.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) September 24, 2019