Bryce Harper injury update: Phillies star has foot contusion after being hit by fastball

Bryce Harper injury update: Phillies star has foot contusion after being hit by fastball

first_imgThe Phillies and their fans are holding their breath Friday after newly signed star Bryce Harper was hit by a pitch and limped off the field in a spring training game against the Blue Jays.Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told Philadelphia’s NBCS that Harper has a right foot contusion. “We are confident he is going to be alright. Not overly concerned right now,” Kapler said. Harper will have an X-ray to confirm the diagnosis, but this is good news, considering first appearances. In the sixth inning, Harper took a 96 mph fastball off the right ankle from right-hander Trent Thornton.Ouch.Bryce Harper exits today’s game after being hit in his right ankle. pic.twitter.com/RIZHGluHQM— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 15, 2019Harper rolled on the ground in pain, clutching his ankle, before limping off the field to the clubhouse.Bryce Harper walks off, gingerly, back to the clubhouse after being hit in the right ankle. pic.twitter.com/53GFqy6TrR— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 15, 2019Harper agreed to a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies just over two weeks ago. The 26-year-old slugger had made his spring training debut in a game with the Phillies last Saturday, and was playing right field for the first time in a Philly uniform Friday. He was hitless in two at-bats before exiting and is 0-for-5 in two games.last_img

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