Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant injury update
|Sunday, April 4, 2021, 7:30 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs are off to a nice 2-1 start to start the season.
One reason is the play of third baseman Kris Bryant who hit his first homer of the regular season during the three-game set against the Pirates.
During Sunday's game, Bryant rammed his knee into the third base brick/cement wall in the sixth inning, going after a foul ball down the left field line.
He appeared to be in a little discomfort in the replays.
Bryant spoke to the media following the game and said his knee is OK.
"Yeah, I'm doing fine," he said. "Just spoke with Jed (Hoyer). I told him to put the padding a little higher. We'll see if I have any pull around here."
Obviously, there needs to be a little more padding there if players' knees are occasionally going to be bumping the brick. That could have been a very bad situation for the Cubs but thankfully everything is fine.
Bryant is hitting .333 with a homer, a double, three walks, and two RBIs through three games this season.
Thinking back on the #Cubs' Kris Bryant banging his knee into the wall trying to catch a foul ball at Wrigley, and a question nags at me:— Phil Rosenthal (@phil_rosenthal) April 4, 2021
What is the point of having padding on the wall, if you're going to leave it unprotected at knee-height?
Kris Bryant is on-pace for 162 walks this season. #Cubs— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) April 4, 2021
Too early to declare this as Kris Bryant's bounce-back season? pic.twitter.com/ZLD1oDt4sR— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) April 5, 2021